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- Agatha Awards The Agatha Awards honor the traditional mystery – books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. Awards are presented yearly for Best Novel, Best First Mystery, Best Short Story, Best Non-Fiction, and Best Children’s/Young Adult Mystery.
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- Hugo AwardAlso known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award, the Hugo Award in presented annually by the World Science Fiction Society to a variety of different categories.
- Man Booker PrizeOne of the world’s most prestigious awards, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction represents the very best in contemporary fiction and is awarded to the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
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- Nebula AwardPresented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story.
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- International Thriller Writers, Inc.Thriller authors created ITW to celebrate the thriller genre, to enhance the prestige and raise the profile of thrillers, to award prizes to outstanding thriller novels and authors, and to create opportunities for collegiality within the thriller community.
- Mystery Writers of AmericaMystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaOfficial site of the nonprofit organization offering an extensive list of sci-fi and fantasy links.
- Romance Writers of AmericaA nonprofit association providing networking and support to romance fiction writers.
- Western Writers of AmericaThe official website of the Western Writers of America where you can obtain information about Old West topics, contact western authors, get “Spur Award” updates, etc.
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- OverbookedProvides timely information about literary & genre fiction as well as readable nonfiction. Includes annotated lists of nonfiction, fiction and mystery books which received starred reviews, themed booklists, featured titles lists and hot lists of hard cover US fiction releases.
- MysteryNet.comOnline mysteries, mystery games, mystery books and resourses and more.
- Stop, You’re Killing Me!A comprehensive index of mystery books by author and series character.
- RT Book ReviewsThis trade journal includes reviews of upcoming romances, “Top Picks” of the month, and tips and resources for romance writers and readers.
- Locus OnlineA journal featuring news and reviews of science fiction and fantasy.
- The SF SiteA comprehensive site featuring book reviews, excerpts, author interviews, articles, author booklists, and more.
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