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Monday, February 7, 2011

Christian Writer's Market - Sold to Jerry Jenkins

I just discovered that Sally Stuart sold Christian Writer's Market Guide to Jerry Jenkins and the Christian Writer's Guild. I wonder what these changes will bring for authors, especially for new authors?

From browsing this guide and the traditional Writer's Market Guide, I'm personally beginning to wonder if these books are even relevant to new authors any longer. It appears that most of the publishers (at least the ones that pay) are not accepting manuscripts from new authors unless they go through an agent. If the agent's job is to place your manuscript, why do you need to have a market guide? Am I missing something here?

Granted, writing for nonpaying publications is a great way for new authors to get their name out there, but you can only do that so long!

Anyone else have a take on this?

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