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The 2013 Guide to Literary Agents is Out! Here are 28 Reasons to Buy It (and a Giveaway Contest)

The book is out and available in major bookstores!

The new 2013 edition of the Guide to Literary Agents is out, all updated and packed with info. I realize there are other places you can turn to for information on agents, but the Guide to Literary Agents has always prided itself as being the biggest (we list almost every agent) and the most thorough (guidelines, sales, agent by agent breakdowns, etc.). That’s why it’s been around for 22 years and that’s why it’s sold more than 300,000 copies. It works—and if you keep reading, I’ll prove it to you.

Buy it here! When you order it online from our WD shop, you get the same deep discount you find on Amazon. Need more reason to buy? How about some testimonials below from these very cool people.

THE GIVEAWAY!!! Comment on this post and just say anything nice about any element of Writer’s Digest you enjoy — from a blog post to a class or a book or anything else. In two weeks, I will pick 3 winners randomly to win a copy of the book! It’s that easy. (Thank you to all who entered. The winners are Nicole Evelina, Robin.Deffendall and Julia Monroe Martin.)  








1. Marisha Chamberlain, author of the literary fiction novel The Rose Variations (Soho):

“Guide to Literary Agents oriented me, the lowly first-time novelist, embarking on an agent
search. The articles and the listings gave insight into the world of literary agents that allowed me to comport myself professionally and to persist. And I did find a terrific agent.”

2. Eugenia Kim, author of the literary novel The Calligrapher’s Daughter (Holt)

“After so many years working on the novel, the relative speed of creating the query package prodded the impetus to send it out. As a fail-safe measure, I bought the Guide to Literary Agents and checked who might be a good fit for my novel…”

3. Eve Brown-Waite, author of the humorous memoir First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria (Broadway)

“I bought the Guide To Literary Agents… and came across Laney Katz Becker. So I sent off a very funny query. On March 15, 2007, Laney called. ‘I love your book,’ she said. ‘I’d like to represent you.’ Three and a half months (and several proposal revisions) later, Laney sold my book—at auction—in a six-figure deal.

4. Mara Purnhagen, author of the young adult novel Tagged (Harlequin Teen)

“I trusted the Guide to Literary Agents to provide solid, up-to-date information to help me with the process. I now have a wonderful agent and a four-book deal.”

5. Richard Harvell, author of the mainstream fiction novel The Bells (Crown)

Guide to Literary Agents contains a wealth of information and good advice, and was crucial in my successful search for an agent. I found a great agent and my book has now sold in 11 territories and counting.”

6. Patrick Lee, The Breach (Harper)

“The Guide to Literary Agents has all the info you need for narrowing down a list of agencies to query.”


7. Karen Dionne, author of the thrillers Freezing Point and Boiling Point (Jove)

“I’m smiling as I type this, because I actually got my agent via the Guide to Literary Agents. I certainly never dreamed that I’d tell my [success] story in the same publication!”

8. Heather Newton, author of the literary fiction novel Under the Mercy Trees (Harper Paperbacks)

“I’d definitely be interested in guest posting—especially since I found my literary agent through the Guide to Literary Agents!”

9. Michael Wiley, author of the crime/noir novels The Last Striptease and The Bad Kitty Lounge (Minotaur)

“The Guide to Literary Agents was very useful to me when I was getting started. I always recommend GLA to writers.”



10. Les Edgerton, Hooked and 9 more books

“Just signed with literary agent Chip MacGregor and I came upon him through the Guide to Literary Agents. If not for GLA, I’d probably still be looking.”

11. Jennifer Cervantes, author of the book for kids, Tortilla Sun (Chronicle)

“Within 10 days of initial submission, I found an energetic and amazing agent—and it’s all thanks to GLA.”

12. Carson Morton, author of the literary novel Stealing Mona Lisa (St. Martin’s / Minotaur)

“I wanted to thank you for the Guide to Literary Agents. After contacting 16 literary agencies, number 17 requested the full manuscript of my historical novel. Within a few weeks, they offered to represent me. Hard work, perseverance, and good, solid, accurate information makes all the difference. Thanks again.”


13. Darien Gee, author of Friendship Bread: A Novel (April 2011; Ballantine Books)

“The Guide to Literary Agents was an indispensable tool for me when I was querying agents. I highly recommend it for any aspiring author—in addition to a comprehensive listing of literary agents, it contains valuable information about the query and submission process.”

14. Stephanie Barden, author of the middle grade novel Cinderella Smith (April 2011; HarperCollins)

“When I felt my middle grade chapter book was finally ready for eyes other than mine to see it, I got some terrific advice: Go buy the Guide to Literary Agents. By the time I was through with it, it looked like it had gone to battle – it was battered and dog eared and highlighted and Post-It Noted. But it was victorious; I had an agent. Huge thanks, GLA – I couldn’t have done it without you!”

15. Lexi George, author of the paranormal romance Demon Hunting in Dixie (April 2011; Brava)

“I positively haunted GLA on the road to publication. The Guide to Literary Agents is an invaluable resource for writers, whether you’re published or unpublished.”




16. Bill Peschel, author of the nonfiction book Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature’s Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes (Perigee)

“The Guide to Literary Agents gave me everything I needed to sell Writers Gone Wild. It was the personal assistant who found me the right agents to pitch, the publicist who suggested conferences to attend, and the trusted adviser who helped me negotiate the path to publication.”

17. Laura Griffin, author of Unforgivable and eight other romantic suspense novels.

“Writing the book is only the first step. Then it’s time to find a home for it. The Guide to Literary Agents is filled with practical advice about how to contact literary agents who can help you market your work.”

18. Derek Taylor Kent (a.k.a. Derek the Ghost), author of the novel for kids, Scary School

“The Guide to Literary Agents was absolutely instrumental to my getting an agent and subsequent three-book deal with HarperCollins.”





19. Tamora Pierce, best-selling author of dozens of novels for teens

“The best guide to literary agents is the Guide to Literary Agents, published by Writer’s Market Books … These listings will tell you the names and addresses of the agencies; if an agency is made up of more than one agent, they will list the different agents and what kinds of book they represent; they will include whether or not the agent will accept simultaneous submissions (submitting a manuscript to more agent than one).”

20. Wade Rouse, author of many books, including It’s All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir)

“And when you think you’re done writing your book? Write some more. And when you think you’re finished? Set it aside for a while, go back, redraft, edit, rewrite and redraft … Then pick up the Writer’s Digest Guide to Literary Agents.”

21. Brent Hartinger, author of several novels, including Geography Club

“Get an agent. Having a reputable agent means you will be taken much more seriously by busy editors who are eager to find any reason to reject your book (and if you’re agented, editors will offer you more money, more than canceling out the cost of the agent’s commission!). There are hundreds of good agents out there, with all kinds of different tastes (check The Guide to Literary Agents for a complete list).”




22. Jessica Brody, author of several novels (women’s fiction, YA), including The Karma Club

“To put it in perspective: It took me two years to finally find an agent to represent The Fidelity Files [my first novel] and once I did, she sold the manuscript in 10 days. That’s the difference an agent makes. I would recommend purchasing a membership for an online agent directory like WritersMarket.com. You can also use an agent directory in book form like the Guide to Literary Agents.”

23. Dianna Dorisi Winget, author of the middle grade novel A Smidgen of Sky (Harcourt, 2012)

Guide to Literary Agents is simply the best writing reference book out there. I don’t think I would have landed an agent without it.”

24. Adam Brownlee, author of Building a Small Business That Warren Buffett Would Love (John Wiley and Sons, 2012)

“The Guide to Literary Agents was invaluable for me in many ways. Specifically, the sections on ‘Write a Killer Query Letter’ and ‘Nonfiction Book Proposals’ enabled me to put together a package that led to the publication of my book.”



25. Carole Brody Fleet, author of the self-help book Happily Even After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond!) the Grief of Widowhood (Viva Editions)

“I am not overstating it when I say that Guide to Literary Agents was absolutely instrumental in my landing an agent. Moreover, I wound up with numerous agents from which to choose—how often does THAT happen to an unknown and unpublished author? Thank you again for this book. It not only changed my life forever, but it led to our being able to serve the widowed community around the world.”

26. Kelly Fiore, author of the young adult novel Food Fight (2013, Walker Books for Young Readers)

There are many web resources for writers – resources about agents, about editors, about craft, and so on. What I love most about the GLA blog is that it’s a comprehensive resource – a place to go for information that spans more than just one topic and that covers everything that today’s writers need to know.

27. Terri Lynn Merritts, writer

“I love the Guide to Literary Agents. I am admin of the Vegetarian page (over 239,000 members) at facebook.com/vegetarianpage and I used the GLA to find a literary agent to represent the vegan cookbook I am working on. The very first agent I approached loved it and now we are working together. The articles in the Guide to Literary Agents showed me how to research the perfect agent and approach her. The listings gave me all the information I needed to find that perfect agent on my very first try. I owe all of this to the help I got from the Guide To Literary Agents and the priceless information it contains. This book really works for writers who need and want to find an agent.”

28. Chana Stiefel, writer

“I am a huge fan of the 2012 Guide to Literary Agents. I queried agents for a new humor book and just signed with Laurie Fox at Linda Chester and Associates.”


Buy the 2013 Guide to Literary Agents here!






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294 thoughts on “The 2013 Guide to Literary Agents is Out! Here are 28 Reasons to Buy It (and a Giveaway Contest)

  1. rj vickers

    I love this book and use it as my automatic go-to for agency references. However, I am working for a very reputable agency that is not listed. How might I go about getting this agency listed in the 2014 GLA?

  2. Graelyn

    I love Writer’s Digest. I subscribe to the magazine, but also enjoy getting the e-newsletters. There is just so much useful information available. I look forward each week to my e-newsletter. I wish it came more often.

  3. bjhollace

    Writer’s Digest is like a household name where writers turn to get quality information. I really enjoyed Andrea Hurst’s webinar. You have top-notch teachers as well as great books. It would be great to win the Guide to Literary Agents to get my manuscripts off my desk and into a bookstore near you. Thanks!

  4. CarlyMc

    If you can’t find the time to write everyday, I highly recommend taking the WD class “Fitting Writing Into Your Life.” I wish I’d taken this class twenty years ago. It really gets you on the road to a writing routine and a better-organized life. The required reading “The Productive Writer” by Sage Cohen is a gem of a book, full of pithy information. You could just read the book, but the assignments help put all the steps into place. Thank you, Writer’s Digest!

  5. brewelo

    Writer’s Digest is already a great place to learn about new agents, so I shouldn’t be surprised it’s the first place I heard about the GLA. The testimonials make it sound indispensable, but the truth is: Chuck’s recommendation is enough to convince me I’m going to need this if I’m going to be a professional writer someday.

  6. dblayne

    Last July I bought a copy of Writer’s Digest in Barnes and Noble. I’ve purchased it before, read it, and forgotten about it, but this time was different. It has changed my life. Since that time I have read a bunch of writing books, written a bunch of short stories, entered a few contests and I am 30 pages into my first novel. I just finished one WD course, and I start another tomorrow. Hopefully, before too long, I will be at the point of seriously needing to look for an agent. Thank you, Writer’s Digest, for helping my Muse come out of the closet!
    : )

  7. CarolBaldwin

    I have subscribed to Writer’s Digest for over 30 years and continue to learn from its pages. I’d love a copy of this book–it would help me find an agent for the YA historical novel I’m writing!!

  8. Goat Granny

    75,879 words in my WIP. If I hurry, I could get those 3,000 last words added before my copy of the GLA arrives. It would crown my years of following WD with the final inspiring prompt.

  9. jdrhawkins

    I would be extremely grateful to receive a copy of the 2013 Guide to Literary Agents. I am self published, with a good sales track record, but an agent would be very beneficial in furthering my writing career. Please consider me for the giveaway. Thank you very much.

  10. j. marechal

    I love a lot of the books WD puts out… but right now I’m really liking their monthly writing competition. Even as I type this I’m thinking of a girl in an alley who’s lost her umbrella. As someone who’s forever (subconsciously) attempting to leave her umbrella behind, well… I’ve got to leave here & go enter an opening sentence to match that prompt… cross your fingers for me ;}

  11. joannakcooke

    Even though I don’t have anything submission-ready right now (three projects in revision), I love the new agent posts. It keeps me thinking about the next step and how to get there!

  12. Alison Smela

    I enjoy the connection with those who share my love for the written word. I feel supported and grateful for all the wise men and women who constitute the Writer’s Digest family. I honor the footsteps that have been laid for me to follow as I approach the path of publishing before me. As a first time author, most of this is overwhelming and a bit daunting. I’d very much appreciate a copy of this book because I need all the help I can get!

  13. psunique

    Chuck’s guide is particularly helpful in that he lists agents by interest in the LITERARY AGENTS SPECIALTIES INDEX. This is particularly helpful even if you have a hard-to-characterize book. E.g., one of my novels is a dark humorous apocalyptic literary novel that is very humorous.

  14. shantipoet

    For years, I’ve relied on WD for the most reliable news and resources about the publishing industry. I’ve recently discovered the insightful blogs, as well.

  15. Jules-M

    Thank you writer’s digest for the very informative articles. When I find one that is particularly, mindbendingly interesting I save it as a pdf so I can always have it as a reference. :D

  16. BB

    WD has very informative articles about writing. I’m lazy and need a push every once in a while to get back on track with my writing schedule. I keep my copies of the magazine and go through them constantly looking for ideas to make writing easier. WD is my safety net.

  17. apimmie

    I love WD’s writing tip of the day. Even a good writer needs a gentle nudge now and again. This book would be tres helpful to me as I am looking for an internship at an agency and am hoping to become a great one someday.

  18. Angelcat

    I would very much love a copy of this guide as I am searching for publishers for science fiction and fantasy as well as poetry. This would be an awesome guide. I had one several years ago and it is one of the greatest assets a writer can have. Writer’s Digest is one of the reasons I started writing and I have entered several of its contests for poets and even one for short stories. I can remember the WD was one of the first publications that made me want to read more and write. Thanks Writer’s Digest for so much great reading. :o)

  19. BookLover2

    I’m so glad I found Writer’s Digest. I’m on this site every week checking out helpful articles and tips, great books, outstanding webinars and so much more! I always find something to retweet from WD on Twitter! :)

  20. kaebethel

    I’ve just found the site (thanks Twitter recommendations), but it seems like a wonderful resource for writers or just lovers of English. I’m currently working on two degrees (English and Psychology) and have several book ideas planned, and this book would be incredibly helpful!

  21. Rebecca

    I had a lot of questions on many aspects of the writing profession. Now with the Digest, I feel like I’m part of the club. I enjoy the variety of articles .Thanks!

  22. FalconLux

    I first subscribed to Writer’s Digest magazine when I was fourteen (about thirteen years ago) and the information and advice that I discovered there transformed my dream of becoming a novelist from a child’s fantasy to a realistic goal.

    Thank you for helping me pursue my dream!

  23. jbakernyc

    I’m a longtime subscriber to Writers Digest magazine and have always found the writing tips in the back, now the Writer’s Workbook extremely helpful for revision. Also am a fan of the Poetic Asides and learning more about poetry structure. I still have previous years copies of 101 Best Websites for Writers from 2007!

  24. ruthastiles

    I love your site. It is always full of encouraging words and great idea! keep up a great work. I am an avid follower!
    This book would be great for my bookshelf and library collection. I am a Library Media Specialist Grad Student!

  25. myellakane

    I enjoy the writing prompts, and these are exceptionally helpful when I am homeschooling my youngest son. I enjoy the contests, and the articles from experts providing information for all ages and stages. It gives me hope. I have been trying for years to get my husbands manuscripts published, and he has kept every rejection letter. My hope is to get my greedy hands on this wonderful book to help me with the next step to get his dream for filled and help my sons follow in their father’s footsteps. Winning this would be a Godsend. ; )

  26. Ardent Muse

    Twitter writing prompts, worksheets & articles from other writers with “the business of writing” tips have been very informative and inspiring. Just ONE writing prompt from the Writer’s Digest Weekly Planner spawned about 20 book titles, 3 firm stories to build on, and the others are just waiting in the wings to be developed… For THAT, I’m VERY grateful because I aim to get published with these stories – I’ve gotten very positive feedback from friends and just KNOW they’ll be successful. (Now I just need to find an Agent! ;D Thank you! :)

  27. lauren_layne

    Even if I don’t have time to read a full article at work, I can enjoy the snippets of advice from Writer’s Digest tweets. It makes working to support my craft that much more bearable. I could really use a good agent to get me out from behind my employer’s desk and onto my own at home. Without starving.

  28. Kaylyn

    I know I need an agent since I have no idea where to go from here. I’ve written a great picture book and now I need someone to hold my hand and walk me through the next steps. After reading the 28 reasons to buy GLA, I think this guide would be a perfect first step.

  29. resmijaimon

    Writer’s Digest, my best companion since past several years, especially since I subscribed to the digital version of Writers Digest magazine in March 2012. I am in the freelance writing industry from 2003, but every time I pick up a Writers Digest magazine or visit the website, I find interesting and informative tips to enhance my career. Being in India, I have limited resources. Writers Digest continues to be my biggest asset.

    Resmi Jaimon, India

  30. JEK

    I love your site! You have great advice for authors, and lots of great information about agents and awesome contests. This book would be of great help to me since I will be querying in the next year.

  31. WriteIn RI

    Dear, Chuck, As always Writer’s Digest is right there outdoing itself to support the writing community. Thanks for all the great bargains in the WD Shop, all the webinars and support materials, and most of all WD’s cheerleading spirit. Thanks, guys. You are always there for us.

  32. Alice MacGillivray

    I have just discovered this site (recommended in a platform-building course). In a very short time, I have discovered everything from free webinars through twitter hashtags to a community forum. It is rare to see such an eclectic mosaic of resources.
    Almost all my recent publications have been in academic journals (and therefore unpaid and not available to most readers). I am well connected with many “content” communities; it is great to know I can tap into writing communities.

  33. sarahjennette

    I love giveaways! I’ve never won anything, but I still love them!

    Writer’s Digest was the first website I signed up with when I decided I wanted to be a writer, and it has been an excellend resource ever since.

  34. dijeratic

    WD is simply the most consistent provider of the most up-to-date information those in the world of writing/publishing need to understand their business/craft.

  35. jbhoffman

    I love Writer’s Digest because it’s easy to use. I also love WD because their Twitter posts are practical and timely, and they even once responded to a tweet of mine to encourage me to continue writing and enter one of their contests. I like WD because they are caring towards ambitious writers and strive to make us all better and successful. I’d love to win a 2013 Agents Guide!

  36. SuperGroover

    I just recently discovered this website – SO helpful and SO much information at my fingertips! Thank you for providing this fantastic resource for beginning writers like myself. I’m sure the Guide will be most helpful to help me publish as well!

  37. les613

    I’ve purchased WD sporadically in past years, but I’ve finally decided its time to get serious about writing. There’s so much to learn and know about writing beyond the actual writing. Thank you for publishing such helpful books and guides to get me on track!

  38. Write Like The Dickens!

    I love myself enough to deserve this book! What better gift is there to receive than to cradle in one’s hands, the opportunity to make one’s lifelong dream of becoming a published author a reality?

  39. Jules

    Chuck, I’m new to the have-a-manuscript-and-now-need-an-agent world. Your book is THE essential link to that next step. Thank you for this crucial reference.

  40. griffj5

    It’s a good day whenever WD shows up in my mailbox. The author interviews and articles on the craft of writing help me stay inspired and push through those tough middle sections of first drafts. Keep up the great work!

  41. indigo15

    I love how user friendly the Writers Digest site is, and how committed you all are to helping writers of all experience levels reach their full potential. It’s great to see writers giving back to other writers. I’m currently writing a YA fantasy series (and have been for the past ten years or so), and the 2013 Guide To Literary Agents would be a huge help to me!

  42. Alicia Mor

    Really love the “tip of the day” section. They go straight to the point and I frequently find an answer to something I’m stuck with. Thanks a lot, WD!
    Now that I’ve finished my first novel, I can’t wait to get my own GLA. :)

  43. broncos01

    I very much enjoy getting emails from Writer’s Digest. The articles are immensely helpful. The main reason I find them helpful is they are a daily reminder to me to get my book written. I think I fear success more than failure. I desperately want to know if I have what it takes, but another part of me fears how my life would change if I became a published author. Thank you for sharing all the great information!

  44. hutchron

    I’m an aspiring writer with high hopes of being published soon, so I can use all the help I can get. I’m enjoying all of the articles on Writer’s Digest and I’m learning more with each email I receive. I enjoy writing but the thought of trying to select the right agent is a little intimidating. A guidbook like yours would be worth it’s weight in gold.

  45. sefmac20

    Thank you WD for continuing to inspire me! “The Dream” will refuse to die as long as I have WD boosting my confidence and, when needed, cracking the whip. On a side note… Pick me!

  46. cdmsr2

    Reading the testimonials was an entertainment in itself. It’s no wonder these authors found agents.

    Their praise of the Guide should carry substantial weight with anyone seeking to emulate their well-earned success.

  47. pavic30

    Chuck, let’s face it…getting published is for most, a shot in the dark. This book is the flashlight in the darened room that you need to move through the pitch black of the publishing world. In fact, dare I say, it may be the best roadmap to achieving your goals. I am not yet published, and have been perusing through a friend’s 2010 copy, and it has been a godsend. A new one would be the bomb for me!!

    Please, send me your flashlight!!

  48. elleeprince

    Writer’s Digest keeps me motivated. I am a nervous writer, an insecure writer that often needs a reminder that there is a world that I fit into, despite my self-imposed introversion. Writer’s Digest is that reminder. With it’s articles, forums, contests, and classes. With it’s motivational writing prompts. With it’s emails that pop into my inbox that always speak to me. “Get writing,” they seem to say. And, partly because of them, I do.

  49. juliatomiak

    WD always gives excellent information. I love the magazine and the blogs by Chuck, Robert Lee Brewer, and Mary Kole. Mary’s YA webinar is very helpful for writers, and she’s got another coming out soon. I hope to start querying in 2013, and it sounds like I need the GLA book! Thanks for putting it together!

  50. krey19

    Because, as much information as there is on the internet, the act of holding a book in one’s hands–the good old fashioned way–cannot compete with all the twitters, query trackers, and facebooks in the universe. I love the Guide to Literary Agents book, because I can hold it, in my hot little writer’s hands.

  51. Chilo

    Writer’s Digest Magazine was what kick-started my interest in writing for a public. The articles about bettering your writing, tips from different authors, websites provided, the blogs, and the interest oriented forums have all been extremely helpful. I know that the GLA book will be as professional and inspiring.

  52. Laura S.

    Writers Digest keeps me motivate to write and informed on what is happening in the literary world. The tutorials have been a great help for me, thank you. I hope I am lucky enough to get a copy of the Guide to Literary agents and sell my first novel.

  53. lindseymanno

    I’m in the middle of revising my first novel and would love to have an updated guide of literary agents. Writer’s Digest has already provided me with invaluable advice on every facet of the writing process. It’d be great to have the book to help with the agent search process as well!

  54. JimButtersworth

    The quality of the work done on Writers Digest stands out above the rest. A place where great minds can come together, share stories, and express ideas is a true treasure. It is a reminder that in a world of increasingly amazing technologies, it is the written word that ultimately changes the world. Thank you for the work you do.

  55. Yola

    I absolutely love your posts New Agent Alerts. Because of you I have learned of agents I might not have heard of. I also love the short story contests on Writers Digest site.

    I hope I’m of of the random winners.! :)

  56. Nicole Evelina

    I love the new agent profiles and 7 Things I’ve Learned so Far. I’ve just finished my first MS with a professional editor and will be querying soon, so I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  57. FabulousWog

    I look forward to each issue of Writer’s Digest. Once it has arrived, I set it on the table next to my chair, hurrying to get my work finished, anticipating the moment when I can spend precious uninterrupted time reading it from front cover to back cover.

  58. Jewels

    I am in the final revision of a suspense thriller that I have worked on for several years, while working full time and raising my children alone. I have subscribed to Writer’s Digest on and off since the mid 90’s, and owned several releases of the GLA, and this resource could very well make the difference in whether or not this work is published, thereby changing not only my life, but the lives of my children for the better. I would be truly grateful to be considered! Thanks!

  59. Becky Miller

    I’m a fan of Guide to Literary Agents as well as a fan of Writer’s Digest books and magazine. Besides GtLA, some of my favorites in the book category are Description by Monica Wood and Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell. There’s always helpful information in WD material. So, yes, I’d be very excited if I won a copy of Guide to Literary Agents.

  60. Ishmael

    I like to participate in Writer’s Digest’s weekly writing prompts. I’m there most weeks, spinning my wheels and spinning some tales. Plus, reading the other stories teach what works, what doesn’t, self-editing, etc. I’ve read too many blog articles to name a favorite, but I mainly follow The Writer’s Dig and this one (GLA) on WD. Other websites I have found through the WD 101 Best Websites for Writers. And then there’s the shop…always a good book to get.

  61. KelleySheppard

    I am very excited to be at a point of needing a Literary Agent! Writer’s Digest has helped a lot along the way, the blogs, the articles, the books, etc. The content is fantastic; the contests are fun. I am looking forward to finding an agent using this guide. Thank you Writer’s Digest!

  62. kat9

    I would love the opportunity to win a copy of The 2013 Guide to Literary Agents because I’ve been trying to get an agent since 1985 without any luck. Chuck, I really appreciate your postings when you let us know when new agents are seeking submissions. Writer’s Digest is always great about keeping us informed of what’s going on in our industry.

  63. jabeck022

    Thank you for the great article. I have been looking for resources to find agents for when I complete my book and I am sure this should be part of my arsenal when my hunt begins :)

  64. Storylady

    I have been a WD subscriber off and on (due to finances) for over thirty years. The contests keep my muse working. The editorials help me understand things I hadn’t understood before and look at things from someone else’s perspective. Every issue is filled with information that helps me with grammar, characterization, and learning more about the business of writing. Thanks to WD I have two novels published. Could not have done it without you. Thank you. I hope I win a copy of The Guide to Literary Agents. If this is a duplicate post, please ignore. I couldn’t remember if I clicked “Post Comment” before. Sorry..
    Aleta Kay

  65. Sharon K Mayhew

    I don’t have a copy of The Guide to Literary Agents, but I would love to win one. Having all the information about agents at your fingertips will save a lot of time searching the internet, reading blogs, reading interviews and then hoping you are sending your manuscript to the right person.

  66. jdavispost

    I’ve been a huge fan of Writer’s Digest for nearly two decades now—and I have a few novels still locked inside of me. I must release them…and set them free!
    I love all of the great advice WD provides and I’ve also found some real gems on that 101 Best Websites for Writers List!
    Thank you for all that you do!

  67. sroiphe

    Congratulations! My last copy of the guide ended up looking like an old dishrag, I used it so much . . . definitely important to have an up-to-date copy, even with a Writers Market online membership.
    Now. Wish me luck in the giveaway! :>)

  68. busymama

    I am so excited for this book, I have a short list of books to buy again. I am really enjoying Writer’s Digest and have learned many things from various blog posts and tutorials. I am excited to keep writing and enjoy the variety of perspectives available on all different parts of publishing!

  69. mamyers27

    This giveaway is a great idea and just another reason why I love Writer’s Digest. Not only do you provide great information through your newsletters, blogs, and courses, but each year you provide struggling writers with the opportunity to get published and have a shot in the literary world with your updated Guide to Literary Agents. I would love to win a copy of the newest version, I’m sure it’s jammed packed with great information. Cheers and thanks for all your hard work!

  70. Pinky Mo

    You people are so savvy about the book writing market, it is safe to say that you are A#1 at what you do. I would love to win the book, but who knows, with so many people making comments, my chances are growing slimmer and slimmer as the days go by. I just wanted to add that your newsletter and features are always helpful to me. I just watched one of your sidebars on the website about Etre the Cow – a website about a book, and it was amazing. I shared it on facebook and twitter. It was really good. Everyone at WD knows what they are doing. When I get my book done, I know where I’m going. WD.

  71. rhenwilson

    I’ve learned so much from Writer’s Digest. I’ve been visiting this blog for the past four years, and it’s always been a helpful place for an aspiring author like myself. Thanks!

  72. DarrelDay

    As magazines go, whether on line or off, there are few that can come close to offering what Writers Digest can give to a writer. As I see it, there is Wal-mart and there is Super Wal-mart. The same store but one offers a one stop opportunity where you can find and purchase All of your goods under one great roof. The same can be said about author and writers magazines. There are “magazines for authors” and then there is Writers Digest. this is a magazine I liken to a super Wal-mart. Whatever you are looking for, be it conferences or contests; information about who is doing what in the writing world and where to find what you need to write, publish and sell your novels, you can find it all under one great roof called Writers Digest.
    The GLA has long been my pocket friend and I have used it’s contents to seek out agents that cater to exactly what I write. This is a great place to go to find your agent needs and the trail leads back to Writers Digest. I would love to hold in my hands the newest GLA 2013 and appreciate the chance to do exactly that.

  73. lahmadi

    In all sincerity–The Guide to Literary Agents has been a fantastic resource; I would not see in another year without it. Thanks for all the fine work you do, the guidance you provide–plus I feel your sincerity in truly wanting to see us succeed–which well, makes a difference in my book.

  74. KarenLange

    Love WD – the magazine, the site, and of course, my favorite, Chuck’s blog! I’ve gained much info and insight from all the great articles and resources. Appreciate all your hard work. The new Guide sounds great too. Looking forward to checking it out.

  75. MelCollins

    Every year I buy the newest copy of Guide to Literary Agents, and within two weeks, that copy is bookmarked, highlighted, and post-it-noted to the nines. I LOVE that it isn’t just about the agents, but also has a vast array of publishing tips perfect for every writer. And with Writer’s Digest, you just can’t go wrong with obtaining a membership and subscribing to the magazine. I squee every time I see the latest issue in my mailbox. Writer’s Digest = Essential for Writers :)

  76. JettAllyson

    I love getting emails from Writer’s Digest with articles that help inspire my writing, particularly one I read about a novelist who balances her day job and night classes with writing and editing an entire book in only four months! It makes me believe anything is possible. :)

  77. FlanneryFletcher

    Writer’s Digest seems like the place to begin for me. I am a new writer and I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to be able to start out with a guide that will give me solid advice. Thank You!


  78. brewelo

    With so much information out there now, it’s hard to know what’s the best way to spend your time and money. The number of testimonials and information volunteered about the GLA make it seem like a worthwhile investment. Thanks you for bringing this to my attention.

  79. stephsco

    I’m just now gathering agent resources and this is the book I hear about all the time. I’ve been holding off buying the 2012 version since I wasn’t ready to query. I appreciate WD’s craft articles and the line of books.

  80. vbrunskill

    A free Webinar at WritersDigest.com helped me to make time to write every morning. I have been on schedule with novel edits for a month now. Without Writers Digest, edits would have continued in my head, but never made it to the screen. I will complete my novel by Dec 21t, after two years of hard work. The 2013 Guide to Literary Agents could not arrive at a better time. Keeping my busy digits crossed!

  81. clin28

    I love Writer’s Digest because it keeps me motivated and on track with my writing goals. I love reading all the information provided, mulling through courses i’d like to do and tutorials i’d like to watch. I have so many ideas and I NEED a copy of GLA to find an agent to represent me. Thanks :)

  82. mjfo34

    As a budding writer, it’s not just the concrete ideas that I get from WD, which are helpful in their own right, it’s also the constant motivation and inspiration that I am exposed to that I appreciate.

  83. Rachel

    As a writer who has just finished the third draft of a novel I have been working on for years, I know that the GLA would be instrumental in my next steps toward publishing. I love all of the success stories told about it- it gives me such motivation!

  84. TillieCorinne

    I love all the fun and helpful articles and exercises. It makes it so much easier to improve your writing when the ‘teaching material’ is so entertaining and readable. I’m so happy with this site, first of all, and I know despite the fact I never owned one that the Guide will be just as if not more helpful in my one-day writing career.

  85. similar

    Love to win a copy of the 2013 GLA. I have written a novel and would like to know how best to place it. WD has helped a lot with e-mails, articles and suggestions. I have subscribed to the VIP digital edition recently and am looking forward to further help in my writing.

  86. Ardent Muse

    THRILLED over the weekend after starting a 12-Day Writing Exercise Outline posted on Twitter recently!!! ~ Not only did I come up with LOADS of Book Titles (only 10 required in Day 1’s Exercise), but Loads of Full Characters/Character Names, and Full Plots to go with 3 of them! They’re full-fledged Children’s Stories/Books, that I just KNOW will sell (even though I’ve yet to be published)! I’ve shared basic outlines/names with some close friends, and they commented, “You’re going to get that published, aren’t you?!”, and “I can’t WAIT to read the whole story!” This was JUST the Jump-Start I needed to reach my goal of getting established as a Published Writer! I had intended to hit all 12 Exercises over the coming 12 days, but after that FLOOD of ideas, I now have FULL STORIES to write – not just ideas to develope! YAY!!! SO SO Happy! Thank you 10 X over for that post!!!

  87. kinrrataiyath

    I especially love the fun, interesting little contests that are constantly popping up all over the Writer’s Digest site. Not only are they entertaining, but they also help me sharpen my writing skills by presenting me with new challenges every week. I went from being a hobby writer to actually believing I have a skill to develop thanks to Writer’s Digest. :) Really have to say there’s not just one part of it that I like; I love all of it.

  88. Believeinme

    I am far from what you would call a writer. I can say this a story burns within me so white hot that it threaten to consume me. I have a story that will change the world I feel it in every fiber of my being. So take a chance on me because I want to say this is where it all started.

  89. Mimiweisbond

    Hi Chuck. Love WD. There’s always some nugget of brilliance therein. And am delighted that you have published Red Dog, Blue Dog. Best wishes. My own quest for an agent has been agonizing. Who knew? Well, good luck to us all!

  90. smmorris

    Currently, there is a 3 in 132 chance I could win the 2013 Guide to Agents, so I will wait to purchase this. I am feeling LUCKY!

    I love Writer’s Digest Magazine and online. There is so much information that is helpful I could spend a month online here and not read a tenth of it. Now if only I could find that month, I’d be in a good place–here!

  91. Jessica Paul

    The daily emails are something I look forward to, and when I’ve gotten discouraged in my writing, I always stumble across a story/article that picks me up and puts me back on track. My goal is to finish editing my first Fantasy novel in the next couple months, find an agent, and get published in 2013.

  92. boatlady

    After you labor over a manuscript, editing and revising and polishing, and finally dare to think that it might be ready to go public, a first-time author faces the almost unimaginable hurdle of deciding which of hundreds of literary agents to query. How can you find the ones most likely to be looking for what you have to offer? The Guide to Literary Agents is a priceless asset in this search. As a writer just beginning to send out queries for a debut novel, I look to GLA to steer me in the right direction, save me time, and spare me the agony of rejection by unsuitable agents. (And I sure would like to have the newest edition!)

  93. Denise

    Thanks so much to Writer’s Digest for doing this. I always find the knowledge, blogs, and posts to be very knowledgeable. I always point readers to the website. I’ve gotten these books in the past and love that they keep getting updated with great information.

  94. publicdefender

    I am an author currently working on short stories and trying to nurture an idea into a novel. I have been impressed by the information and encouragment I have found on WD. The blogs are informative and inspriing, and I am always challenged by the writing prompts.
    As a novice writer, I need to learn a lot about the publishing business, and the GLA is a crucial tool for authors trying to get recognition for their work. Winning this contest would be a big boost to my writing ambitions.

  95. publicdefender

    As a writer currently workingon short stories and trying to nurture an idea into a novel, I need to learn about the business of becoming published. It’s clear that the GLA is a crucial tool for authors trying to get recognition for their work. Winning this contest would be a huge boost to my ambitions in writing. I will keep writing and working to become a published author.
    I have been so impressed with the advice and encouragement I have received on WD. The blogs are very inspiring and I love the challenge of the writing prompts.

  96. Mgreen56

    I look forward to every issue. The variety and substance and quality of the articles is second to none. I value the great sources of advice for beginners and professionals alike and I find the frank honesty refreshing. It is nice to know that others experience the frustrations, bumps and bruises that seem to accompany the writing/publishing process.
    I don’t know what I would do without you WD! An in anticipation of another great source of information, I would love a copy of the book!

  97. cmbarrows

    Writers Digest has helped me so much while I wrote my memoir. Recently I purchased the memoir kit you had on summer sale and it was a life saver! I had the basics down but there were so ma.ny little details I didn’t know when it comes to writing and publishing a memoir. Now because of WD’s help I am just about ready to to submit to an agent. This book is exactly what I need right now. Thanks for all your tips and help

  98. charles schwend

    I really enjoyed your seminars at the Clarksville, TN conference. Your blog continues your excellent insight and perspective into the publishing business. You along with Writers Digest are excellent resources to read and research. Keep it up.

  99. Maddy Willow

    I don’t know what I’d do without Writer’s Digest! It’s saved me from writer’s block, informed me about agents, and challenged me to be a better writer.

  100. Teresa

    I’ve used WD’s Market books for years and love them. Now that I’m finally branching out into writing novels instead of shorts, the agents guide will be a terrific supplement to my Writer’s Market and all my other WD books.

    p.s. GREAT section on agents in the current issue of WD magazine…thanks!

  101. LynnetteConroy

    Webinars, though I wish they were held at more varied times of the day. I’m also pretty stoked with them today for letting me know that there is an updated version of this book! My old version is flagged, underlined and crossed off within an inch of its life!

  102. Joanne Babic

    I love to write. It seems there’s always a story rattling around in my head waiting to be written down. but the whole process of getting published and actually getting PAID for writing overwhelms me. I’m terribly lost! I have one completed novel and I’m working on another one now and I have several small things that I have no idea what to do with! Help me Writer’s Digest! H-e-l-p m-e!

  103. Virginia

    My novel has been professionally edited and I am eager to locate an agent. I have taken your classes, including the excellent/valuable query class last spring, devour my monthly subscription to Writer’s Digest and am very enthusiastic about utilizing the NEW 2013 Guide To Literary Agents. Thank you for the oppportunity this contest offers as I am newly retired, i,e. no income!

  104. Darryl Hall

    Soon, I will be in need of an agent! I have been reading WD since 1979.
    I used to question if writing is a blessing or a curse. And, now, after many
    rejection slips I have concluded, it is a Love!

  105. sallyc

    Writers Digest is the bomb! I’ve never found any other resource that covers the same breadth of material for writers. Whether you want to give your creative practice a kickstart, weed out the grammar gremlins in your work, or find out more about what agents really want – Writers Digest has what you need. I love getting the WD magazines because I know there will be something new in there to charge up my writing batteries.

  106. LovesKangol

    Thanks so much for this contest. Currently, I’m reading two issues of WD at the same time – that’s how much I love it, lol; an old issue that I missed, and the newest issue. :)

  107. Cookiejarnett

    Wow! How do I pickjust one? I love the advice given on blogging and how to build my platform. I also really appreciate the posts on publishers accepting submissions. The “Dos and Dont’s posts are always great, too.

  108. Mrs. Yami

    The writing advice from your books and this site alone is invaluable. And I would positively love *grips hands over chest with a dazzling smile* a copy of your book to help me find an agent. Best of all, after I am done, I will donate it to the library I work for so that others can partake in the joy…after I have exhausted it. :D

  109. Thomas L. Townsend II

    As a life long writer who has earned a MA in English, worked as the Assistant Director of a University Writing and Resource Center as part of an Assistantship and who has self-published two novels; “United Earth: the Revelation” and “The Harvest,” I can attest to the value of having the help of a literary agent in publishing and promoting your work. Even with the education and experience that I have, it can still be a huge challenge writing, editing, producing and publishing a book. Then once the basics are accomplished and you have decided which publishing and marketing directions you wish to pursue with your work, actually getting a book to market and promoting it can seem overwhelming, especially if you do not know the market, how to present and promote your work and how to properly handle the rights and royalties that are available.

    In my own case, I have never had the benefit of working with a literary agent. My first novel was recently translated to Hollywood Treatment and I was informed by my publisher that it was picked up by Hollywood. I have been advised my second novel would make a great movie and have been urged to consider this option by my publisher and their marketing team.

    At the same time, I am just now learning about social networks and promoting my latest books’ Website. Learning about the literary agents available in the business, who would represent my kind of work; Sci. Fi. / Horror and near future Science Fiction, and the Literary Agent Organizations and their Codes of Ethics would prove invaluable to me.

    This is where Chuch Sambuchino’s work, the “2013 Guide to Literary Agents,” would provide valuable and useful information that could make all the difference between a polished, widely marketed and enjoyed work or a new book that fails to sell and merely ends up with only a few dusty copies residing on random shelves or languishing in two to five dollar store clearance displays someplace. In the meantime, I wish every author and aspiring author here a long and successful happy career. Every author has the capability to be published with tme, training, passion and patience,

  110. bdaniels119

    I really love the writting advice I receive on Writer’s Digest. Every day I feel like there is something new I can learn about my craft thanks to the articles and interviews you post on your website. I also enjoy the books that are published each year to help writers find invaluable information on publishers and agents.

  111. falin1

    This book/guide is from what i hear the single best way to get started into publishing. Hoping it will start me if not carry my thought the entire process. Very gratefull if i win one..pay it forward always!!

  112. lgc835

    Chuck, I love your articles and always feel very confidant when I read your advice. However seeing all those beautiful covers gracing your page panics me a bit. Hopefully 2013 will be the year my novel gets a cover. Thanks for all you do. Can’t wait till the Writer’s Platform comes out.

  113. Wynsome

    I love reading these posts. I’m not finished my novel yet, but reading about this resource gives me so much inspiration and motivation. I am sure having a copy would give me even more!

  114. debeypenguin

    2013 Guide to Literary Agents couldn’t come out at a better time. I’m just getting ready to query agents on my just-finished MG novel.

    And you’ve convinced ME at least with those 28 great reasons to use this as a starting point!!!

    Pick Me :)

  115. Renee Carter Hall

    In a way, I owe the start of my writing career to WD — I first started sending my writing to editors after running across a copy of Poet’s Market in the bookstore (and later depended on the Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market as well). Lately, I’ve especially been enjoying the free Wednesday worksheets via Twitter.

  116. kimmyjewel

    I enjoy reading GLA and when it comes across my computer screen I am prompted to write something. I appreciate any extra help I can get. Thank you so much!

  117. sdebear1

    I love the Writer’s Digest articles, and subscribe to the magazine. I’m new the the world of publishing, and I’m just excited that there is one place where I can research who to send my queries to without having to weed through hundreds of blog pages. Thank you!!!

  118. writer2000

    I like to read up on what you offer. I have self published two books and am looking for other options of checking out already established Agents, as well as new ones. I am presently checking out your writing contests, as well. Haven’t tried the blog yet, but will be checking it out soon.

  119. kjhall67

    Writing my first fiction novel, I can see how this would really be helpful to me. In the past I have written only non-fiction and breaking into the fiction world will be much harder.

  120. Chocoleese

    I recently discovered WD – I think it’s a complete, thorough and helpful resource for writers and wanna-be-writers like myself (ok…aspiring sounds much better). I love the creative writing prompts – wonderful encouragement to keep writing and sharpening those skills. Will probably try my hand at the short story contest soon.

    Question: How likely is it for literary agents such as those in your book to accept manuscript submissions from non-US-based writers and any tips for breaking into the US market (future blog article?) ?. Thanks.

  121. powens2405

    I am in the process of editing my first novel, so I cannot say enough about how useful a tool like this Literary Guide to Agents would be for a person like me. I appreciate all the hard work of everyone involved to produce something that could very well change the lives of so many who dream of becoming published. Thanks again!

  122. Doropatent

    Writers Digest has so many great articles. I took two issues with me when I went on a week-long retreat with 2 critique group buddies, and we all found articles that helped us with our projects. We also used some prompts in the magazine for some entertaining quick writing.

  123. markandmary

    Thanks for all the info included in Literary Guide to Agents. It is an amazing resource! We appreciate all you do behind the scenes to make it a great book. ~Mark and Mary

  124. KarenD

    Thank you, Chuck, for the GLA contest. I enjoy your blog posts and the Writer’s Digest Newsletters, and find them inspiring. I’m about to start writing a new novel, so please keep the inspiration coming!

  125. Kama

    I love WD’s ‘You Might Also Enjoy’ section at the bottom of each article. Usually one of these answers a question that I’d come up with reading the first article. Thanks for all things writing, WD!

  126. Nadre11

    I’m constantly checking Writer’s Digest’s site for updates on new agents and any new contests. I also love reading the “How I Got My Agent” stories. Those are good for bringing up the spirit!

  127. chalkbox89

    Thank you, Chuck, for this opportunity. One of the best perks of Writer’s Digest is the excellent and diverse newsletter. And of course your blog entries are full of valuable information – short, sweet, and easy to read. Particularly interesting are the new agent and new author interviews. Keep them coming!

  128. William Gilmore

    As an aspiring, unpublished writer, this may be one of the best tools (besides my computer) that I may refer to time and time again. Ah! Reason 29. After I win a copy, I can give my purchased copy to another poor, aspiriing writer.

  129. puppeterry

    The GLA has given me some solid advice. I’m still too chicken to take it, but Chuck has gotten me to a point where I’ll get much classier rejections!

  130. ChayONevada

    This looks like a super handy dandy item in the writing world. I’m brand spanking new to the writers digest but I would just like to ask if ya’ll have been hiding under a rock! I’ve been writing (or at least attempting to) for the last seven years and never have any of my English professors/mentors/etc said anything about this website or the tools you put in the reach of everyone. Its got such useful resources and I could honestly kick myself for not having seen it sooner! Thank you all for making this more readily accessible.

  131. Cathey

    Writer’s Digest has inspired, trained, advised, organized and encouraged me for many years. Without it, I would have never made the leap and found how passionate I am about writing. The online content has done nothing but intensify my passion. Thank you.

  132. janetwellington

    Twenty-eight thank yous! Great post–success says it all, doesn’t it? Great to read such positive messages–and glad you added the covers–it’s like a gallery of hope.

  133. scidney57

    Writing has come in dribs and drabs for me. Presently, I am in a drib phase seeking authentication. (Ping!) My discovery of monthly Writer’s Digests sparkle-up these prose endeavors. From me a fervent, “thank you!”

  134. EJR2012

    Good luck and success to everyone. And thanks to all editors and writers who put together books we like to buy. Looking forward to the 2013 Guide to Literary Agents. In 2012 many of us can say, “I’m still standing.” Hopefully books like this will continue to help us in our path to the level of achievement we aim for. Good day!

  135. achatman89

    The email reminders are one of the best parts about Writer’s Digest because it’s the quickest way to stay up-to-date with writing tips that I can catch up on in between grad school classes. It’s basically motivation and inspiration for those of us on the go! :)

  136. Kris Boss

    WD provides so much for writers, it’s hard to pick just one thing I love about you! You guys have great information, awesome contests, inspirational encouragement and wonderful offers to help hone my craft.
    Thank you so much!

  137. Christina AK

    Last fall I purchased GLA 2012 and then in the spring bought the leading competitor’s book. GLA is so much more thorough. Thanks for all your hard work.

  138. connymanero

    Without Writers Digest I might have given up on writing long ago. Every time I receive an email, and see what others have accomplished, it serves as a morale booster. If they could do it, I can do it too. So far I have self-published my work, but using the 2013 Guide might actually land me an agent. It’s all about knowledge and perseverance, right?

  139. joanyedwards

    Dear Chuck, You have given a great gift to writers. Making it easier to find an agent is a blessing. Writer’s Digest offers great articles to help writers improve and empower their writing. The 2013 Guide to Literary Agents will benefit many people. Thank you.

    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards

  140. sclingan

    Very excited to check out the new guide! I just love the articles Writer’s Digest sends me and the classes are great. I learn something new every time I log on! Who knows, maybe I will get lucky this time and win! :)

    Happy Writing!

  141. KIMOCO01

    The version I have is a couple years old and, at the speed at which things change, having a new edition would be invaluable. I loved this blog post because seeing all those book covers, in all those different genres, is really inspiring. All those writers began with an idea, which they followed all the way through to the end. We can get there too! (Getting the updated Guide to Literary Agents would help!)

  142. ChessnySilth

    I really enjoy the newsletters you guys send out. I always make time to read the articles, and more often than not; I find myself clicking on related articles. I’ve learned so much simply by clicking my way through headlines, and I’ve told; and keep telling, my writer friends about you.

    I’m in the process of polishing the first book in my Trilogy; a book like GLA is a necessity at this point. Regardless of winning, (which is much like winning the lottery) I will be purchasing it.

    Thanks for a great service, and also Mr. Sambuchino; I like how you wish ‘me’ luck with ‘my’ writing at the end of your newsletter. (And, since I’ve not had a chance to say it yet; Congratulations on RED DOG/ BLUE DOG)

  143. Starra

    It brings me joy every time I see the Guide To Literary Agents email pop into my inbox. I know I’ll get great advice, and it’s helped me with my query process. Thank you for such a wonderful resource! I’ve recommended it to other writers. Thank you Chuck and congrats on the new book!

  144. Debbie

    I’m learning more about myself and gaining more confidence each day — that is what WD is doing for me. Baby steps. With each and every prompt or challenge, I’m realizing how much I have inside of me. As a newcomer, I enjoy using WD as somewhat of a mentor. The Guide would be another helpful tool. Thank you.

  145. Robin.Deffendall

    I love WD because it inspires me to keep at it. I like to hear other author’s opinions about writerly topics. Even if I don’t always agree with every single person, it’s good to have a new perspective to think about. I’m hoping I’ll soon have need for the Guide to Literary Agents, and am eager to see if it is as useful as “they” say. If not this edition, then plan on selling me one next year!

  146. fdahlman

    Writers Digest has been a huge resource for me. The materials, advice and article I have received has made me a better, more focused writer. It is my first stop whenever I need tips, inspiration, or direction to help me find my way.

  147. mandreas

    This may duplicate- since the website seems to be having issues.

    I would really enjoy a free copy of this book. My favorite thing about WD would be the new agent listings- very helpful!

  148. romancegirl

    Would love the new Guide . . .have the 2012 version [now the old one] and have been using it to find an agent willing to take on a new yet unpublished romance writer who has been perfecting her craft for over 20 years. An up-to-the-minute copy would sure help in my search and FREE does fit the tightly strapped budget. :d

  149. Amanda Helms

    I love the writing prompts as a a kick to get writing again. Even if the prompt doesn’t pertain to my current project, sometimes all I need is to write something.

    I also enjoy the “Successful Queries” series. I’m not at the query stage yet, but reading those has also been fabulous for helping me keep in mind what makes the core of my book and what its hook is.

  150. rosemaline

    I look forward to seeing WD’s emails in my inbox every day! I appreciate the tips on everything from common grammar errors, avoiding cliches, naming characters, and most importantly advice on publishing. I can’t wait to experience the thrill of holding my first published book.

  151. kim@kimberleemurray.com

    I really like the How I Got My Agent series. It’s always interesting to read about how the path to getting an agent and/or publication can be different for everyone. I would love a copy of the new GLA 2013 edition. Pick me!

  152. NovembersGuest

    Writer’s Digest always inspires me too keep trying and entices me to join in on the videos and lessons offered. I wish had more money to invest in all the wonderful tools available!

  153. lobabyj

    I love the 101 Best Websites for Authors and the educational emails I get from Writer’s Digest! I am actively seeking representation for my YA contemporary novel, so I’d LOVE to win a copy of the 2013 Guide to Literary Agents! Pick me, pick me! :)

  154. msirois

    My last edition of the GLA was in 2009, and it was wonderful. Since agents don’t change jobs very often, I don’t need to get the new one. Do I?


    Michael Sirois

  155. sbcrispell

    Writer’s Digest is my go-to website (and magazine!) for writing help. The GLA blog is especially inspiring. One day I hope to have a “How I Got My Agent” post on here.

  156. slbvonw

    I enjoy the e-mails from Writer’s Digest, and I just picked up a copy of the “Creating Believable Characters” guide. I have the 2009 Guide to Literary Agents, but would love to update!

  157. samill1

    I really love the daily emails that I receive from Writer’s Digest. Although I don’t often sign up for the classes or workshops advertised, there are tidbits of advice in each email that I file away in my writer’s inspiration notes. Thanks for a great job, Writers Digest. Oh – and I would LOVE to win the new edition of the guide. I’m constantly in the queue to check it out of the library, but I’ve never owned my own copy. Thanks!

  158. Natasha McNeely

    I just recently subscribed to Writer’s Digest and absolutely loved the first issue I read and am looking forward to the others I’ll get to read. This book would help me with my research in finding literary agents who represent the genre I write it.

  159. J.

    I’d love to own this book. I love writer’s digest. Such a great publication that gives so many good opportunities to up and coming writers. It has been invaluable to me!

  160. Mialie

    I can’t say anything nice about the book since I haven’t read it yet, but I know the editor is a really nice guy so I’ll say something nice about him and hope I win. (Which will make him and the book even nicer!)

  161. Jorja

    I hope Robert Lee Brewer is having a restful sabbatical from his blogs. I miss them and look forward to the day he resumes. He, and others of you on staff, encourage and help keep me accountable as I work through my week carving out writing time and editing time and reviewing time…

  162. shaynnon

    Nearly ready to start the hunt for an agent. Want to be prepared so that my resolve stays high.
    Would love to win this book, but I will purchase if need be. Rather not need it to be. ;)