Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Great Resource for Writers

I know that many of you are are actively pursuing the goal of writing beyond your blog, with the desire and aim to be published. A resource recently appeared in my inbox that will be invaluable to you in your quest.

Billed as "The Essential Reference Tool for the Christian Writer", the Christian Writers' Market Guide 2009 is chock-full of information on a plethora of resources - Book Publishers, Periodicals, E-zines, Contests, Specialty Markets, Area Writers' Clubs, Writers' Helps, and more. A CD-ROM provides additional information and references, including Freelancing, Promotion, Web Page Development, and Tax Help, as well as a code to obtain updated information throughout the year from the author's website. It is truly mind-boggling the amount of information that is packed into this 500-page book.

Here's the info from the back of the book:
For 24 years running, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide has remained the most comprehensive, complete, essential, and highly-recommended resource for beginning and veteran Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and those teaching writing classes.

This year’s Guide is even handier with a CD-Rom included that features the full text of the book for easy searches of topics, publishers, and markets, as well as 100 pages of exclusive content including indexes and writing resource listings.

This is the resource you need to get noticed—and published.

Completely updated and revised to feature the latest on. . .
  • more than 1,200 markets for the written word
  • 416 book publishers (32 new)
  • 654 periodicals (52 new)
  • 96 literary agents
  • 100 new listings in Resources for Writers
  • 226 poetry markets
  • 316 photography markets
  • 25 African-American markets
  • 166 contests (29 new)

Author Bio:
Sally E. Stuart is the author of thirty-six books and has sold more than one thousand articles and columns. Her long-term involvement with the Christian Writers’ Market Guide as well as her marketing columns for the Christian Communicator, Oregon Christian Writers, and The Advanced Christian Writer, make her a sought-after speaker and a leading authority on Christian markets and the business of writing. Stuart is the mother of three and grandmother of eight and lives near Portland, Oregon.

This fantastic resource can be purchased at Amazon or ChristianBook.com.

Whether you are an experienced writer, a new or fledgling writer, or one for whom writing is still a dream or goal that seems out of reach, this book is a must!


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~hon~ said...


Please know that for me, You are a Beautiful Woman of GOD

Mel said...

Linda thanks this is an area i am struggling with. I have been scouring this morning, and lo and behold here is your blog chocked full of info for me!!!

Chatty Kelly said...

Thanks for the tip. I have the 2008 version.

DeeDee said...

Good info - I heard about the Guide at the She Speaks Conference last June. Is it needed to purchase one each year?
Lots of material there!
Sweet Blessings,