Friday, May 11, 2007

Writer's Market UK

A new writing directory has just been published in the UK. Published by David and Charles, Writer's Market UK 2008 is a large directory containing 976 pages of entries, advice and information useful to the writer. To accompany the book there is also a dedicated website and with a free 30 day trial available to those purchasing the book.

The first 110 pages consists of articles on all aspects of writing including Publicity and How to Get It, Writing for Newspapers, Writing for the Web and Good and Bad Letters. This is followed by the Directory listings and which include UK and Irish publishers and publications. These are extensive and just by looking through the entries I discovered publications which I did not know about and which I intend to follow up. (Only yesterday I pitched an idea to one of the publications listed.)

There are also extensive listings for Radio and Television, theatre, agencies and consultancies, organisations, groups and clubs, competition and prizes, festivals and conferences as well as a wide range of resources useful for the writer.

For those interested in selling their work, whether to a magazine or to learn of suitable publishers or agents, I thoroughly recommend obtaining a copy. It is detailed, comprehensive and has all the links and details you need.

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