Historical Fiction and Westerns
Historical Novel Society – promotes all aspects of historical fiction and publishes a quarterly magazine, Historical Novels Review.
Western Writers of America – promotes the literature of the American West and hosts and annual convention to celebrate the writing and reading of Western novels.
Mysteries and Thrillers
Reviewing the Evidence – provides extensive reviews of mysteries and thrillers.
Sisters in Crime – offers networking, advice, and support to women who write and read mysteries.
Stop, You’re Killing Me! – extensive resource to identify authors, titles, and series, and offers a list of characters’ names.
In Reference to Murder – provides links to bibliographies, biographies, blogs, book clubs and publishers.
International Thriller Writers – established to promote the interests of authors in the suspense, thriller, and adventure genres.
Romance, Women’s Fiction and Chick Lit
Romance Writers of America – actively supports and advocates for romance writers and readers and sponsors the annual RITA Award.
Romance Novelists’ Association – British version of the RWA.
ChickLit Writers – A chapter of Romance Writers of America, it supports, encourages and promotes the writing of chick lit as opposed to traditional romance
ChickLit Club – the site has active links to titles and authors, sneak peeks, and awards.
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America – sponsors the prestigious Nebula Awards for science fiction and fantasy
British Science Fiction Association – a group of authors, publishers and fans in Britain who encourage the creation of science fiction
Horror Writers Association – geared specifically to horror writers and includes lists of new releases.