I would like to talk about the best forum for writers:
This place is amazing for so many reasons. To name a few, everyone there are writers, some published, some not, so everyone is in the same boat, so to speak. There’s also a place you can share the first chapter of your book/novel for critics, get help with your query letter and synopsis, and basically ask any kind of writing question!
They also have an index with ALL publishers/agents and talking about whether or not they’re good or not reputable. They have people on the forums that are also Beta Readers, and have people offering editing.
All in all, if you’re a writer – whether professional or just starting – this is the place to be!