I used to buy this directory every year in order to have the most current information about the magazines I submit to and their submission guidelins. But the book isn't cheap and is often out-of-date before it's printed; plus, almost every magazine I would want to submit to has a website now, even if they publish dead-tree editions, so it makes sense to have this information available online. Then comes Duotrope.com which provides links to every conceivable magazine, as well as submission tracking. I gave up on NSSWM.
But now, is it time to reconsider? Via Google I learned that I was mentioned recently on a blog I'd not heard of. It turns out to be the Editor's Blog for the new NSSWM website. (I was tangential to the piece, which was really about the editor of a magazine that published a story of mine this year.) I quick look around suggests there's good stuff there. I'll be back to explore some more. Will it be enough to reclaim my loyalty?