Katie, when you're in a bookstore (or on Amazon) look for a book called "Writers Market." It's published annually, so the current one is "2006 Writer's Market."
In recent years they have also split the original book into "Writer's Market" and "Fiction and Short Story Writer's Market" and "Children's Writers and Illustrators Market." so you might want to take a look at all of them to see which one looks more suitable for your style.
The books include lists of book and magazine publishers, and indicates who's accepting new authors, what their requirements are, submission guidelines, where to send, whether you need an agent or can send something in "over the transom," etc. They also list all the contact info for many writer's agents. There are also some interesting tips and articles for writers in general.
The new editions for 2007 will be published in August, so you might want to wait a few weeks. They're published by Writer's Digest, which has been printing directories and magazines for writers since 1921.
Good luck!! :-))
"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best --" and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. - A.A. Milne
Last edited by CafeAmericain : 07-20-2006 at 09:28 PM.