Backspace (2004-2014) is an online writers organization founded by Christopher Graham and Karen Dionne.

At its peak, the Backspace organization had over 2,500 members in two dozen countries at all stages of their careers, including several dozen New York Times bestselling authors. Members’ books won prestigious awards including Edgars, Anthonys, Lambdas, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, John Sargent Jr. First Novel Prize, Michael L. Printz Honor Book, L.A. Times Book Prize, and Booksense’s Book of the Year.

In addition to hosting discussion forums and an online guest speaker program, Backspace sponsored the Backspace Writers Conferences and the Backspace Agent-Author Seminars held twice a year in New York City to educate aspiring writers about the publishing business and help them meet their publication goals.

Backspace’s mission statement was “writers helping writers.” The organization was endorsed by many bestselling authors, literary agents, editors, and others associated with writing and publishing, and was named to Writer’s Digest Magazine’s “101 Best Websites for Writers” list every year from 2005-2012.

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