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2018 Edition of The Christian Writers Market Guide Released

Today, the 2018 edition of The Christian Writers Market Guide is officially available to order in print and ebook (paperback $22.99, ebook $9.99). Check your favorite bookstore or online retailer for a copy. (We have been told there is a slight delay in shipping the paperback due to a broken binder at the printer. But they will ship as soon as they are available.) Make sure you have a copy of this book in your arsenal!

Over 1,000 entries, including 70 pages of freelance editors, 70 literary agents who work with books intended for the Christian market, designers, publicists, accountants, magazines who are looking for writers, traditional publishers, and independent publishers.

450 pages of information uniquely curated for your use. While some of this may be found with a good search engine, there is not another product on the market that gathers all this information in one place for you. We spend countless hours throughout the year compiling and verifying every entry.

The one drawback of the print and ebook version is that the content quickly changes. That is why we also have made the entire guide available online via a subscription service (click here to see for yourself). The advantage to you is entries are updated throughout the year. As soon as we get new information, or a new entry, or a correction, it is entered in the online edition. There have been literally hundreds of additions, deletions, and changes since the 2017 edition was published. Every change was uploaded to the online version as they were made known to us.

The web site address for the market guide is www.christianwritersmarketguide.com.

We’ve worked very hard at The Christian Writers Institute to program this site to meet your needs. You can search the entire database and surf listings just like you do with the print or ebook edition. You can save entries for later access, thereby customizing your account to meet your needs. You can even print out your personalized listings for reference. The pricing is set as a sliding scale depending on your needs:

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The Curse of the Writer

Speaking from an agent’s perspective…
I have more conversations with clients about their feelings of anxiety, apprehension or insecurity than almost any other topic. Almost every writer I have ever worked with as an editor or an agent severely doubts themselves at some point in the process.

Doubts occur in the midst of creation.
Doubts occur when the disappointing royalty statement arrives.
Doubts occur … just because…

It is the curse of the writer. Writing is an introspective process done in a cave…alone. It is natural to have the demons of insecurity whisper their lies. And, in a cave, the whispers echo and build into a cacophony of irrepressible noise.

Once I had an author with dozens of titles in print and over three million books sold turn to me and say with a somber voice, “Do I have anything left to say? Does anyone care?” I didn’t quite know how to reply so tentatively said, “Well, I like it!” The author responded with a grump, “But you are paid to like it.” After we laughed, we agreed that this lack of confidence would pass and ultimately was very normal.

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Six Easy Steps to Publishing Success

Success in publishing is actually quite simple. Honestly I am surprised more people aren’t more successful financially as an author. So many conference workshops are making this entire publishing thing far more complicated than it needs to be. Today, here are six fast, easy, no risk steps to being a …

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Be Published? or Be Read?

Is your goal “being published” or “being read?” What pieces of writing and publishing advice do professional agents and editors wish would go away…forever? I asked that question of some of my friends in the industry (yes, I have friends, and most are much smarter than me). The last two …

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Four Ways to Rise to the Top!

Since agents receive more proposals than they have time to represent, a huge obstacle for new authors is getting their manuscripts to the top of the stack. Every week I review excellent proposals from writers I would be proud to represent. If only I could double my hours in a day! …

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Write Like You Brush Your Teeth

I listen regularly to a half-dozen podcasts. One of them recently talked about how valuable “systems” are in making life run more smoothly. The podcast host said that making something a habit is the simplest but also one of the most effective “systems” a person can install in his or …

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Write Like Baseball

Did you know there are nine ways for a batter to reach first base in the game of baseball? A few are obvious, of course. The batter could get a hit. Or a walk. Or even be hit by a pitch. But those are not the only options. The batter …

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Make Me Jump off the Fence

So, when querying me, maybe you followed my guidelines, submitted an appropriate manuscript, and your work has much to recommend itself. So why am I not getting back to you right away? Am I ignoring you? I’m sure it feels that way, and I’m sorry. What has probably happened is …

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