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Get Published With the Latest Market Books Editions

Get published and find more success with your writing by using the latest editions of the Market Books, including Writer's Market, Poet's Market, Guide to Literary Agents, and more!

Recently, I've had the pleasure of announcing the release of each of the new editions of the Market Books series. In this post, we collect them all together and help explain which edition is probably best for your writing project and publishing goals.

Writer's Market, 100th Edition

Writer's Market, 100th Edition

Also known as "the big book," Writer's Market has the most listings of paying markets for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition to helpful articles on the business of writing, this book includes listings for literary agencies, book publishers, magazines, and writing contests.

Best for writers of multiple writing genres and/or writers who are seeking to make money with their writing.

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Guide to Literary Agents, 30th edition

Guide to Literary Agents, 30th Edition

The 30th edition of Guide to Literary Agents is the slimmest volume of the Market Books, but it's incredibly popular. That's because it focuses exclusively on helping writers find literary agents for their book projects, whether they write fiction, nonfiction, or both. 

Best for writers who are specifically searching for agents for their fiction and/or nonfiction book projects.

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Novel and Short Story Writer's Market 40th Edition

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, 40th Edition

The 40th edition of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market includes articles and listings for writers of fiction. It's the go-to guide for writers who craft flash fiction, short stories, novellas, and novels. As such, there are listings for agents who represent novels and short story collections, in addition to fiction-related book publishers, magazines, contests, and more.

Best for writers who are specifically trying to get their fiction published, whether short stories or novels (or somewhere in between).

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Poet's Market 34th Edition

Poet's Market, 34th Edition

As the name suggests, Poet's Market is the guide for poets looking to get their poetry published. In addition to articles on the craft and business of poetry, Poet's Market includes poetry-related listings for book and chapbook publishers, literary journals and magazines, poetry contests, and more.

Best for poets looking to get their individual poems and poetry collections, whether book-length or chapbook-length, published.

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Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, 33rd Edition

Last (but definitely not least), the 33rd edition of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market collects articles and listings specifically to help writers who target young readers with their fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Each age range has its own goals and rules, and Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the guide for helping writers get their writing published.

Best for writers who are looking to publish writing targeted at children and young adults, whether that's articles, short stories, poetry, picture books, middle grade readers, or young adult novels.

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Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas

Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas

Author Chanel Cleeton discusses how reader curiosity led her to write her new historical fiction novel, Our Last Days in Barcelona.

Writer's Digest Interview | Marlon James Quote

The Writer's Digest Interview: Marlon James

Booker Prize–winning author Marlon James talks about mythology and world-building in his character-driven epic Moon Witch, Spider King, the second book in his Dark Star Trilogy in this interview from the March/April 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

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WD Presents: New Podcast Episode, a Chance at Publication, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our newest podcast episode, your chance to be published, and more!

David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

Award-winning novelist David Adams Cleveland discusses the timeliness of his new novel, Gods of Deception.

Lisa Jewell | Writer's Digest Interview Quote

The WD Interview: Lisa Jewell

The New York Times-bestselling British author discusses creating thrilling plot twists and developing characters in her 19th novel, The Night She Disappeared, in this interview from the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

Author Anat Deracine found her agent at Writer’s Digest Annual Conference. Now she’s sharing what she’s learned to help other writers become authors. Here are her 5 tips for successfully pitching literary agents in person.

Tips for Reading Poetry in Front of an Audience

8 Tips for Reading Your Poetry in Front of an Audience

Poet's Market editor and published poet Robert Lee Brewer shares eight tips for reading your poetry in front of an audience.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character lose their powers.

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Managing Point of View: Mythbusting

In the first of this three-part series, novelist and WD columnist Sharon Short breaks down 7 of the most common myths about choosing which POV is right for your story.