What are your writing plans for 2023? Is there a new publication where you want to send your article or devotion? Is there a conference you’d like to attend, virtually or in-person? Do you need a freelance editor or a literary agent for your project?
These past couple of years have taught us that things can change suddenly. The publishing industry is no different. Each year, dozens of agents and editors move from one company to another; others retire, while new editors take their places. Some publications have to shut their doors while others start something new. Magazines rethink their content focus. New freelance editors hang out their shingles. Sending your query to the wrong person at an agency or a periodical or a publishing house is not the path to success. (Last month I received a proposal addressed to Karen Ball who has not worked for our agency since 2017.)
So what do you do?
The answer is The Christian Writers Market Guide 2023. It is packed with more than 1,000 updated entries about publishers, agents, editors, and other industry professionals. You have no idea how many publishing options there are until you hold 464 pages in your hand (or search for the information in the online version of the book).
The 2023 edition has been carefully curated to help you advance your writing career. I’ve heard some writers say, “I can get any of this stuff on the Internet!” My reply is quite simple: “Do you trust Mr. Google?” We strive to make sure our information is accurate and usable and not left to the algorithms of a search engine.
Ours is the only curated, one-stop shop for the Christian writing industry.
The official publication date is December 14, 2022 (Wednesday), but we’ve worked out a special price with ShopTheWord.com which is 32% off the retail price. The red buy button below will take you there, and they will ship it immediately! It is the best price you will find online. (As of this writing, Amazon.com does not have it discounted. But Christianbook.com has it for 29% off.)
See a sample section from a previous version of the Guide. (The layout is similar, but the information is updated.)
OR get the online version–only $9.99 for a full year!
Every piece of information in the print edition is on the site, but the advantage of the online version is that it is updated regularly throughout the year. Plus, you can save your searches for later access. Click the image to the right for more information. Only $9.99 per year.
The annual price works out to less than 85 cents a month!
Steve, I am so grateful for your annual effort on the Market Guide. Without the guide many of us would be too intimidated to attempt to write for publication.
Well, this is a challenge.
It’s not easy being Christian,
not today, not any more,
’cause you might just get a visitin’,
Thought Police right at your door.
I hear in Europe there are places
where there’s Scripture one can’t preach
and it’s jail time that one faces;
Satan’s got a real long reach.
Someone sneezes in the break room
and you tell ’em “God bless you!”,
you may have sealed employment doom,
HR says that you are through,
but there’s no Heaven if you hide,
so get the Christian Writer’s Market Guide!
Really creative!!! Well done.
Love this, Andrew!
Andrew, my first response was to smile. But then I thought, you know what? You’re right!
My daily devo today (Dec 13) talks about our purpose in life. And that purpose is to spread the Gospel of Christ! Whether we speak or write, it’s our purpose. Opposition or prosecution or not.
Thank you, Steve, for this wonderful resource that helps us spread the Good News of Jesus!
Thank you so much Steve. The online option looks like a great deal. I usually purchase the paperback , but I may choose a different path this time. 🙂
Thank you for all the time and effort you put into the CWMG, Steve! It’s a treasure for Christian writers for sure. Now to make the tough choice on which version to purchase: the online guide provides updates and convenience, but holding a physical book brings me such joy.
if you wish to have a Kindle edition you must purchase it from Amazon. It is an ebook version of the paperback. And is only updated when the next year’s edition is released
The online edition (updated throughout the year) is accessed by subscription via the website at: http://www.christianwritersmarketguide.com.
Some prefer the paperback because they can annotate it, bookmark pages, etc.
The online version can save searches, but you cannot annotate your online copy.
Kristen Joy Wilks
Thank you so much for keeping this going, Steve!
Purchased a copy. Thank you, Steve, for this jewel of a book!