Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2012

Are YOU a Christian Writer?  If so than read this:
Title- the Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2012

Author – Jerry B Jenkins

Place of publication - Carol Stream, Illinois

Publisher - Tyndale House Publisher

Date of publication – December 2011

Number of pages – 553

This is a review of The Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2012 written by Jerry B JenkinsTyndale House sent me an advanced, complimentary copy of the book for review purposes.  I am TOTALLY  EXCITED about this book!  I am familiar with Jerry B Jenkins from his work on the fictional, Christian, apocalyptic, Left Behind series of books.  However, I discovered that Jerry B Jenkins is an accomplished writer with many, many published works to his credit.  To read the author's bio go HERE.

Even though the market has numerous books on this topic, the Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2012 is a useful tool for writers because the book is an updated and comprehensive collection.  This book contains hundreds of resources for writers.
According to, “For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer's Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource on the market for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers.  In addition to providing a wealth of ideas and tips for publishing in the Christian industry, The 2012 Christian Writer's Market Guide also includes up-to-date information on more than 400 book publishers, more than 600 periodicals, and hundreds of agents, contests, conferences, editorial services, niche markets, self-publishing services, and more.  This is the ultimate reference tool for Christian writers” (, 2011).

Upon initial inspection of the Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2012, I was very impressed with the four major parts of the book.  Part 1 is Book Publishers, Part 2 is Periodical Publishers, Part 3 is Specialty Markets, and Part 4 is Help for Writers.  However, upon going deeper into the book I was almost over-whelmed by the volume of information being shared in this book.  Though a vast amount of information is shared, the book is easy to read, logically set up, and easy to follow.  In the Book Publishers section, I found a very comprehensive topical listing of book publishers.  The publishers specialized in a wide range of topics from Art to Youth Programs and everything in between!  I was truly amazed at the depth and variations of topics.  This book contains publishers, publishing contact information, as well as the topics that particular publisher specializes in.  Another interesting section of the book was the market analysis.  This section contains a listing of publishers and the number of books published annually by that publisher.  The section on periodicals not only lists the contact information of the publishers but also the accepted format of submissions, the price per accepted submission and current contests.  As a Freelance Writer the Periodical section is most useful to me because I can look in the book for the information I need rather than spending countless hours searching the Internet.  The Christian Writer's Market Guide 2012, tells me what periodical publisher is paying for submissions, which ones are accepting submissions, and which ones are accepting solicited or unsolicited submissions.

As a Blogger and a Freelance Writer I can definitely say that this book will be a very valuable asset to me and any writer, veteran or novice!  From traditional publishing to e-books, to self-publishing, this book has something that EVERY writer can benefit from!  I highly recommend picking it up as soon as it hits the market!

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mema said...

This blog entry has a wealth of information. I am especially excited because I woke up thinking about writing my 3rd book.


Dawna Mallory
Thanks for the info!


Elder Jackie Spencer -
This was an excellent blog entry. I plan to take advantage of the information.


Deborah White -
Good looking out Regina.

Regina 07 December, 2011 12:45

I am LOVING this book! I am making some writing plans for 2012! An awesome add to my arsenal.

Diane 30 December, 2011 15:10

I also reviewed this book and found it really helpful. Hugs and have a great weekend!!! :O)

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