Writer’s market guides abound! They are very useful when researching periodical and book markets for your manuscripts. Their formats vary, but they all include valuable information–much more than just a list of publishers.
All include helpful indices, information about agents, articles about writing, submitting, publishing, marketing, and more. They include bios and interviews of popular authors and agents, and tips for finding the best markets for your work.
Here are a few Guides on the horizon:
At a cost of about $30 per book I can’t possibly afford to buy each of these books each year. And, I don’t need to. I’ve zoned in on a couple that best represent the markets I target.
I find that I can use each Guide for a couple of years because I ALWAYS make a phone call to a publisher to verify that they are still in business, that they are still accepting submissions and that the listed submissions editor is still around before I submit to them.
So, I rotate the Guides and purchase only one each year.
Peruse the collection and select one or two. Please let us know IN THE COMMENTS which Guides you plan to use. Most can be pre-ordered yearly.