Thursday, January 17, 2008

Christian Writers' Market Guide 2008

"The Essential Reference Tool for the Christian Writer"

The book's tagline says it all. I've been buying this guide for several years now, and it's one of those books that's worth buying every year. If only to see how vast the Christian publishing world has become.

This year we have over 1200 markets (43 new book publishers and 53 new periodicals). There are also 280 new entries to the Resources for Writers section.

For the second year in a row readers are also given the listings in a CD at the back of the book (in Word and Adobe Acrobat formats). This can be invaluable when researching publishers or magazines for your work as you can cut and past particular listings into a different document and then print at will.

Not much has changed this year in the Christian Writer's Market Guide, but that's a good thing. All writers who wish to write for this market should go out and buy themselves a copy. Just make sure you verify an editor's name with a publisher or periodical before sending a submission---many of these entries are already outdated due to the fast changeovers found in the publishing industry.

Also be sure to check out Sally's blog, where she gives up-to-date information on the markets. Click here.

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