Writer’s Market, 2009

I was wandering through Borders this weekend and noticed that the 2009 Writer’s Market has an entirely new cover design. I thumbed through it and it looks like the same great resource, albeit with a bit of a face lift.

As much as I love the Writer’s Market books, I did manage to refrain from buying a new copy. I’m a firm believer that you don’t need a new copy of every Writer’s Market book every year, and even every three years won’t hurt to bad. Now, that would be true if I was trying to sell a particular project — if, for instance, I had a children’s book I was truly serious about selling, I couldn’t do without the most up-to-date version of the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market.

I do miss the older covers, but that might just because I’m so used to staring at my copy of Writer’s Market, in hopes that it will magically open to that one perfect market.


  1. LShep   •  

    I noticed that. I’ve been getting WM for forever and this one looks so different from all of them. I have to say that I liked the old design much better, but in a few years we probably won’t remember what they looked like before and will be shocked to see the design of an older one.

  2. Ruth   •  

    I bought the 2009 edition and am upset that the online resource was not included. All they do is give you a 30 day trial.

    • thursday   •     Author

      I think that is a relatively crucial resource these days: there is so much information available online that isn’t in the books — or has changed since the books went to press — that online access has gotten much more important.

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