Bloomsbury Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2024


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'WAYB remains an indispensable companion for anyone seriously committed to the profession of author, whether full-time or part-time; and as always it is particularly valued by those who are setting out hopefully on that vocational path.' - David Lodge

Revised and updated annually, this bestselling guide includes over 3,500 industry contacts across 12 sections and 80 plus articles from writers across all forms and genres, including award-winning novelists, poets, screenwriters and bloggers. The Yearbook provides up-to-date advice, practical information and inspiration for writers at every stage of their writing and publishing journey. If you want to find a literary or illustration agent or publisher, would like to self-publish or crowdfund your creative idea then this Yearbook will help you. As well as sections on publishers and agents, newspapers and magazines, illustration and photography, theatre and screen, there is a wealth of detail on the legal and financial aspects of being a writer or illustrator. Additional articles, free advice, events information and editorial services at

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'The first place I turned to'
- Peter James

'What is your best investment? Buying a copy of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook [...] within 24 hours of sending off the first couple of chapters with a cover letter, an agent called wanting to see the rest of the book.'
- Kimberley Chambers, The Sunday Times

'My final nugget of advice [is] go and get yourself the most recent version of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook. It is such a valuable resource and you'll find the answers to all your questions about who you should be speaking with, how to contact them and what to say when you do, within those glorious covers.'
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'The companion for writers of fiction and non-fiction, playwrights and journalists.'
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