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2009 Writer's Market 87th Edition
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This is the current (2009) edition of an annual (88 so far) guide (WM) put out by Writers Digest Books. If you are serious about getting published or making money with your writing then you need this book.
I tried the online adjunct service twice previously but did not find it worth the extra price. This review is for the 2009 book only.
This is pretty much the only game in town if you want a fairly complete list of magazines, publishers, or agents to guide your submissions. There are also some listings for newspapers, as well as scripts, and greeting cards.
Newspaper submissions are a weak area that needs substantial improvement. The info on syndication is also extremely weak.
It appears that a certain core set of listings is in every edition but a substantial number of markets seem to be rotated in/out on a five year or so basis. I would suggest that you buy each years copy and save them for five years before throwing older ones away.
Writers Handbook (WH) is a clear second place choice and serious writers should have both.
There is also some reference material in this edition of WM that includes a list of professional organisations, and a glossary; as well as a list of contests and awards.
It has the usual filler on the basics, and some articles with personal views.
I find the basics to be too short to be of significant value to anyone who would need this guidebook. Fortunately, WD wastes less space on this filler in their WM than the WH tome does.
It would be nice if all the background and intro info was collected into a separate companion book instead of wasting space in the main guide book each year.Read more ›
Very, very helpful.
With that in mind let me say that this book is one of, if not THE most, respected publications in its field. There are literally over 1000 different publishers of various types of material in this huge book. Publishers of both fiction and nonfiction, publishers of books as well as magazine publishers, complete with addresses and in some cases, phone numbers, email addresses, and websites.
This huge publication houses some of the most respected names in writing, which is another bonus of this book. You get "THE BIG BOYS", plus you get smaller publishers. Publishers of religious material, erotica, poetry, short stories, novels, history, sports, hobbies, and much much more. Another bonus of this fine publication, is that it has tips for how to increase your chances of being published as well as notes some of the legal aspects of the art.
My first two articles I had printed and PAID for, were the result of sending my material to publishers in this handy guide.
So if you're looking for an publication that will greatly increase your chances of getting published, you need this well known publishing tool.
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I found that I was better off going the self-publishing route. Quality is important, but a lot depends on who reads your manuscript. Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. Dempsey
I hope this book will aid me to getting my book published. It has listings of publishers which is invaluable to a writer.Published on February 22, 2013 by Jane Austin
I, like many other people, have purchased Writer's Market for years -- because there was no other way to get this information in one package. Read morePublished on July 27, 2011 by Ohioan
IF you want to be published this is the book to find which publication to send your writings. You need to taget your writings. Not send them to everyone. Read morePublished on October 31, 2010 by JP
If you are new to writing and need a resource to locate potential publishers and information about the business, this is one book you should have, It contains many references and... Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by Amazon Customer
The publishers of The Writer's Market (Deluxe Edition) either failed to hire a proofreader or the proofreader they hired failed. Read morePublished on December 25, 2009 by E. Whalen
As usual, I saw it at the library where I could have used it for free. Be careful with purchasing these books that are out of date nearly immediately. Good reference.Published on September 24, 2009 by luck of the draw
This product was delivered in a timely manner. I would suggest during business with this company.Published on August 20, 2009 by C. Kennedy