For nine years, Writer Beware has been tracking and warning about questionable literary agents, publishers, and all the other sharks who infest the publishing waters. We've built the Writer Beware website into a timely and reliable resource, and collected a huge database of complaints and documentation. We've even helped bring a scammer or two to justice.
Sadly, the time has come to call it quits.
Much as we love the work we do, the harassment and the threats of litigation have just gotten to be too much. We're tired of fearing for our own safety and the safety of our loved ones, not to mention the health of our bank accounts, and though in the past we've raised high the banner of "Never retreat, never surrender," we've just...gotten tired.
So, dear readers, and with great regret, this is goodbye. Thanks for your attention, your comments, and your support over the years--it's meant more to us than we can say. We wish you all the very best. May you find the agents of your dreams and the publishers of your hearts, and may the sharks swim far, far away from your manuscripts.
(P.S. Please don't worry about us. For nine years we've been two nutty housewives on a mission. We're looking forward to being just plain old housewives again.)