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Preditors & Editors: WD Top

Preditors & Editors: WD Top
A guide to publishers and publishing services for serious writers since 1997. Hosted by: The Critters Writers Workshop Agents & Attorneys * Art * Awards * Book Publishers * Book Stores * Chats & ForumsContests * Conventions & Festivals * Definitions * Editing & Software * EmailGame Publishers * Jobs * Journalism * Magazines * Music * NewOpinions * Organizations * Promotional * Rating Criteria * Related Sites * ResourcesScreenwriters * Signings * Submissions * Warnings * Workshops Jan. 2014: It is with great sadness that I have to report the untimely passing of Dave Kuzminski, the founder of Preditors & Editors. The site has been dormant for some time as a result. In order to prevent the loss of P&E as well, his family has transfered the site to me, Andrew Burt (founder of the Critters Writers' Workshop, I worked with Dave since the 90s as votemaster of the P&E Annual Readers' Poll, etc.).

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