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Backspace ( is an online writers community with over 1,900 members in a dozen countries who write in all genres, and are at all stages of their careers. A third of the members are agented and/or published, and include several dozen New York Times bestselling authors. Members’ books have been nominated for and won prestigious awards including Quills, 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.

Backspace is endorsed by authors David Morrell and Lee Child, agents Jeff Kleinman and Kristin Nelson, and many others associated with writing and publishing. Backspace has been named to Writer’s Digest Magazine’s ”101 Best Websites for Writers” list every year since 2005

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