Traditional Publishing

New edition of Writers' Handbook – Thursday August 25, 2016

The 2017 edition of’s bestselling directory for writers has just been launched, and makes the perfect book for anyone searching for literary agents, book publishers, or magazines. It contains over 1,300 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2016 edition, and over 500 brand new entries.

The new edition includes:

  • 90 pages of literary agent listings – that’s nearly as much as the Writer’s Market (56 pages) and the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (40 pages) combined!
  • 106 pages of book publisher listings, compared to just 89 pages in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook.
  • 94 pages of magazine listings – 50% more than the 62 pages in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook.

All this comes in a book with a price less than half the RRP of the Writer’s Market (which costs a whopping $49.99), and nearly half the RRP of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (which costs £20.00). By contrast,'s Writers' Handbook costs only $17.25 or £11.49.

Industry insights are provided by top literary agent Andrew Lownie, of the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Ltd: named by Publishers Marketplace as the top selling agent worldwide.

Subject indexes for each area provide easy access to the markets you need, with specific lists for everything from romance publishers, to poetry magazines, to literary agents interested in thrillers.

International markets become more accessible than ever, with listings that cover both the main publishing centres of New York and London, as well as markets in other English speaking countries. With more and more agents, publishers, and magazines accepting submissions online, this international outlook is now more important than ever.

There are no adverts, no advertorials, and no obscure listings padding out hundreds of pages. By including only what’s important to writers – contact details for literary agents, publishers, and magazines – this directory is able to provide more listings than its competitors, at a substantially lower price.

The book also includes free access to the website, where you can find even more listings. You can also benefit from other features such as advanced searches, daily email updates, feedback from users about the markets featured, saved searches, competitions listings, searchable personal notes, and more.

“I know firsthand how lonely and dispiriting trying to find an agent and publisher can be. So it's great to find a resource like that provides contacts, advice and encouragement to aspiring writers. I've been recommending it for years now!”

~ Robin Wade; literary agent at the Wade & Doherty Literary Agency Ltd, and long-term subscriber

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