Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (NSSWM) is an annual resource guide for fiction writers that compiles hundreds of listings for book publishers, magazines literary agents, writing contests, and conferences. NSSWM is published by Writer's Digest Books and usually hits bookstores around August of each year.
The most current edition is the 2009 book, edited by Rachel Macdonald, which contains over 1,300 market listings.
The Market Listings
For 26 years, NSSWM
has listed hundreds of U.S. and international magazines and book publishers who are open to submissions from fiction writers. Listings provide current contact information, editorial needs, schedules, submission guidelines, and payment and contract terms. All listings are updated annually.
In addition to the market listings, the book contains interviews with and essays by best-selling and award-winning writers, as well as editors and agents.
Writer's Digest Books
Novel & Short Story Writer's Market
is one of eight "market
books" published each year by Writer's Digest Books
- the most famous of which is Writer's Market
, a book that lists thousands of magazine and book publishers listings for writers. Others include: Photographer's Market
, Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market
, Guide to Literary Agents
, Artist and Graphic Designer's Market
, Poet's Market
and Songwriter's Market
. Each book is designed to give creatives instructions on how to submit work for publication.