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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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Elizabeth Shick: On Research Through Immersion

Elizabeth Shick: On Research Through Immersion

Award-winning novelist Elizabeth Shick discusses the complete rewrite she devoted to her debut novel, The Golden Land.

6 Habits Writers Can Learn From Athletes

6 Habits Writers Can Learn From Athletes

Author and athlete Henriette Lazaridis shares six tips and habits that writers can learn from athletes.

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WD Presents: Last Chance to Nominate Your Favorite Writing Websites, Our Historical Fiction Virtual Conference, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce the deadline to nominate your favorite writing websites, our Historical Fiction Virtual Conference, and more!

4 Tips for Writing a Modern Retelling

4 Tips for Writing a Modern Retelling

From having reverence for the original to making it your own, author Nikki Payne shares four tips for writing a modern retelling.

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use faint vs. feint in your writing with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples. Plus, we answer whether it's "faint of heart" or "feint of heart."

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter | Book Recommendations

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter

Here are 6 book recommendation perfect for winter reading.

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch shares 12 things all writers should consider when attempting to write effective fight scenes in fiction.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character turn out to be less than they seem.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps

Here are the final steps for the 15th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Use December and the beginning of January to revise and collect your poems into a chapbook manuscript. Here are some tips and guidelines.