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Online Listings Directory

Welcome to the Listings section of Writers and Artists, a service containing an up-to-date directory of thousands of contacts for the book publishing industry.

Subscribers have access to the entire database of listings in the latest edition of the renowned Writers' & Artists' Yearbook, as well as to additional online-only entries. Includes over:

  • 375 literary agencies  
  • 1,000 book and audio publishers
  • 900 magazines and newspapers
  • 300 awards, prizes and festivals
  • 325 societies and associations
  • 160 self-publishing providers
  • 85 creative writing courses

PLUS, only available through your Listings subscription:

  • Literary agents from European and non-English speaking countries
  • Editorial, literary and production services
  • Picture agencies and libraries
  • Government offices and agencies
  • Newspapers and magazines in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and USA


  • Search by name, location and keyword e.g. 'romance' 
  • Browse by category on the Explore Categories page e.g. Literary agents UK and Ireland or Literary agents overseas
  • Save your favourite entries - a great tool for creating a target list for your submissions

If you encounter any problems or need assistance, please email

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Submit an Entry

If you would like to submit an entry to our listings, please email