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“The best-kept publishing secret on the web.”   Already a Backspace member? Log in HERE. Thinking about joining? Keep reading . . .   If you’ve been looking for a large, diverse group of talented writers who talk about writing and the challenges and successes involved in getting published in a private, ungoogleable corner of the Internet, this is it. •    Over 1,800 members in a dozen countries. •    One-third of the membership is agented and/or published. •    Nearly 200 members log into the discussion forums every ...

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Salt Cay Writers Retreat | October 20-25 | Salt Cay, Bahamas

Now accepting registrations!   Did you know that William Styron put the finishing touches on Sophie’s Choice while vacationing on Salt Cay, Bahamas? Or that Anne Morrow Lindbergh worked on Gift From The Sea on Salt Cay as well? Now you too can practice your craft on this beautiful private Bahamian island. While the Salt Cay Writers Retreat curriculum is particularly suited for advanced fiction writers, memorists, and narrative non-fiction writers, any author who wishes to take their writing to the next level is welcome to join us for a memorable week of ...

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Members’ News

Members' News - February 2013 Book Deals/Audio Rights CJ Lyons's BLACK SHEEP sold to ...

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New Books from Backspace Members

  Isn't It Bromantic? by Lauren Baratz-Logsted Having fallen in love in The Bro-Magnet, ultimate man's man Johnny Smith and D.A. Helen Troy marry at the outset of ...

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Announcing the Salt Cay Writers Retreat

Now accepting registrations!   Did you know that William Styron put the ...

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Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction May 1 – 31

Writers! Bid on signed books, manuscript critiques from literary ...

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Creating The Perfect Predator: Tricks of the Trade from a Forensic Psychologist by Mary Kennedy

The Thursday afternoon group therapy session was held in a small, ...

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Authors – Looking for a Mentor? Here’s How to Find One by Karen Dionne

Early in my writing career, there were two people who I consider ...

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First Draft Terror by Suzanne Chazin

I recently started the first draft of a new novel. This instills ...