Publishers, Agents, Queries


Large and Small Publishers

Book n Byte
A directory of book publishers in major U.S. cities

Book Publishing Companies  
Publisher listing

First Writer-Publishers
Searchable list of publishers 

Literary Market Place 
Searchable listing of US, Canadian, International and Small Press publishers. 

Over 700 Book Publishers
A searchable list of book publishing companies

Publishers Global
A listing of publishers, publishing news and events 

Publishers Marketplace
A marketplace for publishing professionals to find critical information and unique databases.

Publishing Trends 
News, opinions and stats in the changing world of book publishing.

Publishers Weekly
Publishing business news, bestselling book news, and reviews. 

Submission Grinder
A submission tracker and market database for writers of fiction and poetry.

Children's Publishers

Children's Publishers
Children's publishers' Directory 

Educational Markets for Children's Writers
A list of markets for children's writers.

Religious Publishers

Christian Publishers Directory
A list of over 200 Christian Publishing companies.

Publishers Archive
Database of religious book publishers

West Bow Press
A comprehensive Christian publishers list

Magazine Publishers

Literary Magazines: The Big List
A long list of literary magazines in alphabetical order which can be downloaded for free.

Literary Magazines Database 
Searchable listing of literary magazines and journals

New Pages
News, information, guides to literary magazines, indie publishers, creative writing programs, writing contests and more.

Paying Gigs for Writers
The list ranges from literary, commercial, and speculative magazines, to freelance blogging jobs and greetings cards.

Publishers Global
Over 600 organizations are listed in this Magazine Publishers category of this publishers directory. You can also list the publishers by country.

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1000 Literary Agents
Basic membership is free. Find, contact, and track agents.

Absolute Write
Forums with lots of information about agents, agencies, and other apsects of publishing. 

Agent Query 
A database of literary agents

Association of Author's Representatives 
Lists literary agents and has a frequently asked questions section about agents and agenting.

Australian Literary Agents’ Association
Provides a public presence and a point of contact for Australian literary agencies and their staff. Also includes lots of helpful resources.

Children's Agents Specialists
International listing organized by country 

A subscription site which offers a search feature and a submissions tracker.  

First Writer-Agents
Searchable list of agents

Literary Agency Links
A list of agencies, the genres they're looking for, and their submission guidelines. 

Literary Market Place 
A subscription-based searchable listing of US, Canadian, International agents.

Literary Portal
A directory of UK and US agents

Literary Rambles
Spotlights children’s book agents, authors, and publishing 

Publishers Marketplace/Agents
A large list of agents who are also members of Publishers marketplace. 

Publishing and Other Forms of Insanity
A helpful blog about marketing, literary agents, book contracts, book promotion, editors, rejections, pitching your book, how to get reviews etc.

Query Tracker
An extensive database search tools to locate the perfect agent or publisher for your work. 

Reedsy Blog - Literary Agents
Some of the best literary agents seeking submissions. Over 600 selections. Find a professional editor to perfect your submission. 

SFWA Writer Beware
Guidelines and warnings against the many pitfalls faced by unwary writers.

SFWA Thumbs Down Agency List

SFWA Information Center 
Advice for new writers, contracts and copyrights, and the business of writing

UK Literary Agencies List
Wikipedia's list of literary agencies in the UK 

Writers Digest Guide to Literary Agents 
Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents Blog.  A great resource on literary agents, agencies, query letters, submissions, publishing, author platform, book marketing, and more. 

Writer’s Knowledge Base
Helpful tips on querying, agents, along with other resources for writers 

Writers Market
Where and how to sell what you write. Includes a large list of agents. Subscription-based.

Publishing Law

Legal Dictionary
Information on publishing law and contracts

Publishing Lawyers
A web site devoted to providing reliable information about publishing law, contracts, copyright, trademark, and many other common legal issues affecting writers, publishers, editors, and the Internet community.

Simpsons Publishing Lawyers
Publishing lawyers



Be a Better Writer
writing a synopsis

Dear Editor
Question and answer posts on submissions 

IWSG Twitter Pitch Party
Our own Twitter Pitch party held in January. 

Jane Friedman's Guide to Query Letters
The complete guide to query letters that get manuscript requests

Miss Snark's First Victim
Secret agent crits and contests 

Public Query Slushpile
No longer updated but many samples  

Query Shark 
How to revise Query letters so they work through query letter critiques   

The (Submission) Grinder
A submission tracker and market database for fiction writers.