Writer’s Market – A Must Have Marketing Tool For Freelance Writers

by Anne Wayman

2010 Writer’s Market Deluxe (Writer’s Market Online)For almost 90 years, Writer’s Market has been helping freelance writers learn their trade and earn more money. It is, in my not very humble opinion on the subject, a must have for any freelance writer. I’d go so far as to say you simply owe it to yourself to buy Writer’s Market, and you deserve it too.

Here’s Why You Need Writer’s Market:

  • You’ll learn the details of how to submit because each year editors tell you exactly what they want in feature length articles.
  • You’ll learn of brand new markets – those that didn’t exist or didn’t list last year.
  • You’ll discover that some markets have disappeared, saving you energy and postage.
  • You’ll get insights on publishing trends.
  • You’ll have a sense of how much you may get paid and when to expect the check.
  • You’ll be able to find out what other writers are charging and getting for similar work.

The list goes on. The point is that this annual contains information that will make your freelance writing career more profitable and help you ways you can’t even imagine until you get you’re hands on it.

For the last few years I’ve been using the online version. It costs a bit more, but it’s also updated frequently. Actually, I like having both. I can take the book with me far away from the computer and use it as an idea generator, then get online and get to work.

[sig]

Buy the Writer’s Market now!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Trisha Bartle May 15, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I use their website as well. I like it better than the book for the search functions. It’s a lot easier to find what you’re looking for.

Trisha Bartle’s last blog post..“…not only professional but very creative…”

Reply

Lori May 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I not only love having the Writers Market Book, but do also use their Web-site. A must for writers!!!

Lori

Lori’s last blog post..Forgiveness

Reply

Ed May 14, 2009 at 11:27 am

I prefer the online version, as it is updated more often. The problem with a print version — particularly in these times — is that there is tremendous turnover with editors and contacts. The status of entire publishing chains are also changing on a day-by-day basis.

For myself, the WM was useful in my early days as a way to know about the process of contacting and pitching. Over time, however, you develop your own “cheat-sheet,” streamlining the procedure for your particular niche. As reference material, the WM serves a purpose, however.

.

Ed’s last blog post..Chicago Sun-Times Files For Chapter 11

Reply

Anne May 14, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Ed that’s a great distinction. I think one of the reasons I like the print version as well is to get away from the computer and sit and page through it. Reading listings always sparks ideas for me. My print ed always bristles with yellow stickies. But you’re right, I hardly pay any attention any more to the stuff at the beginning that tells me how to set up manuscript, submit, write a query, etc.

Reply

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

Previous post:

Next post: