Research Central: Authors & Writers


Research Central

Authors & Writers

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Library Resources

This guide provides a compilation of resources to assist new and experience writers on their path to productivity and publication.

Gale Publisher’s Directory

Provides librarians, booksellers, and other information seekers with comprehensive and detailed coverage of U.S. and Canadian publishing operations.


Literary Market Place

Provides an invaluable and comprehensive directory of American and Canadian book publishing. Can be consulting for a variety of industry data – from publishers and literary agents, to distributors, wholesalers, book producers, and more.


The Writer

The oldest magazine focused exclusively on the craft of writing. The magazine offers profiles and how-to stories to inspire writers.


The Writer's Digest

Writer’s Digest has been helping authors polish their prose, edit their editions and broaden their bylines since 1920. Whether you are a first time author or a bestselling novelist, you’ll find something of value here.


Writer' Market

Offers publishing opportunities for writers including listings for book publishers, magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. The go-to source for writers looking for an agent and the right publishing house to send manuscripts and/or proposals. Writer's Market also has separate genre editions, such as Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, Guide to Self-Publishing, and Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, for niche markets.