I have discovered over the years, that life can be challenging. God desires to sustain us as we look for "splashes of His grace" every day. My desire is that through posts, or book reviews, you may find something that points you to the grace of God, and that He ultimately will make a difference in your life.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Christian Writer's Market Guide 2012 -- by Jerry B. Jenkins

Have you every dreamed about having your Chrisitan writings published, but didn't know how to go about doing that?  The Christian Writer's Market Guide is a resource that will help you do just that. The book is divided into four parts which list book publishers, periodical publishers, specialty markets (poetry, greeting cards, photography, music, short stories and more), and helps for writers.  As you search the lists of publishers you can find exactly which types of work they usually publish, thus narrowing down potential companies to send your book, article, etc. to give you better chances in having your work published.

Information about the publishers vary, but generally, most publishers list their physical address, email address, website if they have one, how many submissions they usually accept annually, the percentage of first time authors they publish, the subjects/types of books or articles they publish, the amount of royalites or advances they provide, how to submit your work, and much more.

The last part, "Helps for Writers," includes Christian Writers' Conferences and Workshops and Editorial Services both listed by state.  It also includes information about Christian Literary Agents that you can get in touch with if a publisher you desire to use requires an agent.  There are also a list of writing contests that you may want to enter!

Overall this book seems like a wonderful and comprehensive resource to get you well on your way to being published.

I received a complementary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my personal review.

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