self-publishing is becoming increasingly popular, traditional
publishing is still the goal for most writers. There's nothing more
exciting than seeing your work for sale in a major book store. Here
are some links to traditional publishers and to author agents. We're including many small
independent publishers as they are generally more open to
independent authors and un-agented work.
- this site acts a bit like a literary agent. For US$5 a
month you can have them submit your work to various publishers
and track your submissions.
Writers Relief - this website will review your work and
help submit it to an agent or publisher.
Association of Canadian Publishers - this site has lots
of listings of Canadian publishers, literary agents and much
- Graywolf Press - a leading independent publisher whose
mission is to discover and promote new talent. Their success is
best noted by the fact that they have discovered authors who
went on to win a National Book Award, two Pulitzers and a Nobel
Prize in Literature.
The Grinder - this website is a market database and also
helps you track your submissions.
- Magazines Canada - this site has information on over 300
Canadian magazine publishers. It is geared more towards the
magazine publishing industry than to writers but you may find it
- this is an extensive website listing markets for your writing,
much like the annual Writer's Market books that are published
each year. Except this is online. When you click on a specific
link, say Pro, SemiPro, Pay, Token etc., recent updates are
listed at the top. A fabulous website.
- Writers Market - the company that publishes those annual
compendiums. $5.99 a month to access it online.