absolutely must have this.
It’s Sally Stuart’s Christian Writers’ Market Guide for 2009.
Talk about a hard workin’ lady- “for 24 years running, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide has remained the most comprehensive, complete, essential, and highly-recommended resource for beginning and veteran Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and those teaching writing classes.”
* more than 1,200 markets for the written word
* 416 book publishers (32 new)
* 654 periodicals (52 new)
* 96 literary agents
* 100 new listings in Resources for Writers
* 226 poetry markets
* 316 photography markets
* 25 African-American markets
* and 166 contests (29 new)
So. Being that I am, you know, trying to get published, and you know, trying to make a living at being a writer, the 2009 edition has already come in ridiculously handy.
You can purchase your own copy HERE. And for realz, y’all. I just looked at the price and that is WAY CHEAPER than I paid in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Yes, I own them all. Back off.
I get a lot of emails from y’all wanting to:
a) be a better writer
b) know how to get started being a writer
c) hear how Nashville is treatin’ me
And this book will TOTALLY help you with A and B.
As for C, I’m socially exhausted. Dear musicians and crew, I love you. I really do. But please. Do me a favor and go back out on the road. You are SLAP WEARING ME OUT. [And I’m having a blast.]
So, my future writer friends, go buy the Market Guide- it is a GREAT first step to furthering your career, as well as a great tool for folks already in the industry.
Tomorrow I am moving to a house where there will be GASP no internet until Wednesday!!! So I’ll try to blog and keep you updated (I mean, I gotta keep Frothy in biz-nass)- maybe a video and a few pics. We’ll see. 🙂