Don't assume people in the WAAYB are legitimate or trustworthy. No one in those directories is checked out in any way: if they want to be included, they are. You still have to check them out yourself, it's just a listing, that's all.[/QUOTE]

That throws a different light onto the agents/publishers listed in 'The Writers' And Artists' Yearbook.' The only thing writers can do when submitting their work to an agent or publisher is to use good old fashioned common sense when sorting the 'wheat' from the 'chaff,' meaning: legitimate publishers from vanity publishers. After all common sense is king.