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Extended Q&A with WD’s Short Short Story Competition Winner

“The Vows” by Kelly Dowling is the grand-prize winning story in the 16th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Fiction Competition. It bested more than 6,700 entries to win $3,000 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City, among other prizes. Show More Summary

16th Annual Short Short Story Competition Winner: The Vows

“The Vows,” by Kelly Dowling, is the winning story for the 16th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an interview with Dowling, check out the July/August 2016 issue of Writer’s Digest. Show More Summary

DEADLINE FRIDAY: WD’s 85th Annual Writing Competition

Don’t miss your chance to enter the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition! With 501 winners, this competition showcases beginning to veteran writers in all genres. Prizes You could win: An announcement of the winner on theShow More Summary

Post-apocalyptic Wasteland

It’s 50 years in the future, and the world is at war. Luckily, when the nuclear bombs dropped, you had a bomb shelter under your house to hide out in. When your monitors tell you it’s safe to go outside a year later, what do you find?...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Alexandra Weiss of Jennifer De Chiara Literary

She is seeking young adult fiction (many subgenres), middle grade, literary and magical realism, and much more. Alexandra is actively building her client list and seeking new writers. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Alexandra Weiss of Jennifer De Chiara Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 29

Tomorrow is the final day of the challenge! How did we get here? One day at a time; I know, I know. For today’s prompt, write a haphazard poem. The poem itself could be haphazardly put together, I suppose. But it could also be about a haphazard situation. Show More Summary

5-Minute Memoir: Snoopy & Me & the King of Burundi

This guest post is by Judy Millar. It originally appeared in the May/June issue of Writer’s Digest, which you can purchase here. Millar is a Canadian humor writer and author of the short-story collection Beaver Bluff: The Librarian Stories. Show More Summary

Cat Got Your Tongue?

You wake up for work one day, brush your teeth, pack your computer bag and head out the door. But when you walk into your office building and try to say hello to the receptionist, you can’t speak. What’s got your tongue? Can the receptionist speak, or is her voice gone as well? The post Cat Got Your Tongue? appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Standout Markets Spotlight: Creative Nonfiction magazine

In the July/August issue of WD, Creative Nonfiction is among the handpicked venues spotlighted in our Standout Markets column. In this special online exclusive, we share an expanded Q&A with Creative Nonfiction’s managing editor, Hattie Fletcher. The post Standout Markets Spotlight: Creative Nonfiction magazine appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

7 Surprising Things I Learned Self-Publishing a Book

Learning how much goes into writing, producing, and launching a self-published book that looks pro and gets attention was an eye-opening experience. Here are the top 7 facts you should know. The post 7 Surprising Things I Learned Self-Publishing a Book appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 26

Experienced PAD-ers knew it was coming, because this prompt always shows up on one Tuesday or another. For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt: Write a love poem. Or… Write an anti-love poem. Publish Your Poetry! The 2016 Poet’s Market,Show More Summary

3 Things Bloodline Can Teach Us About Writing

I think the general consensus among those writers who teach the craft is that you must read—and read widely—about the craft of writing, particularly those authors who write in your genre. But I think there’s a lot you can learn about writing from other mediums, too. Show More Summary

Author Interview: Cynthia Kane, author of the Nonfiction Book HOW TO COMMUNICATE LIKE A BUDDHIST

It’s time to feature another debut author on the blog. I love interviewing new authors because it’s such a great opportunity to hear how they reached their dreams and learn from their success and mistakes. Cynthia Kane received her BA from Bard College and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor. Show More Summary

6 Questions Writers Must Answer When Writing Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you go about the task of "world-editing" in the early stages of an urban fantasy, paranormal, or near-future science fiction story. The post 6 Questions Writers Must Answer When Writing Urban Fantasy/Paranormal appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Author Interview: Cynthia Kane, author of Nonfiction Book HOW TO COMMUNICATE LIKE A BUDDHIST

It’s time to feature another debut author on the blog. I love interviewing new authors because it’s such a great opportunity to hear how they reached their dreams and learn from their success and mistakes. Cynthia Kane received her BA from Bard College and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor. Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Tex Thompson

Tex Thompson, author of ONE NIGHT IN SIXES (July 2014, Solaris), shares how she found her agent at a writer's conference and obtained representation. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Tex Thompson appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Four ‘R’s of Writing Characters of the Opposite Gender

As a female writer, it's tough to create powerful male narrators. To do it you have to do a lot of preparation. Here are four methods to help simplify the process for you. The post The Four ‘R’s of Writing Characters of the Opposite Gender appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 20

Until last week, it had been since before Thanksgiving that I’d submitted poems anywhere. I’d received more than 10 rejections in that time, and well, I’m human–so I was a little down. Decided to submit some poems this month and over...Show More Summary

Angry Doppelgänger

You decide to spend the day enjoying the sunny weather. And that's great, until you see him (or her)—but who? The person looks exactly like you, but you know that you don’t have a twin. And what's this, he (or she) is approaching you—angrily. Who is this, and why are is this person so mad? The post Angry Doppelgänger appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Jain of Inklings Literary

She is seeking: historical fiction (in all genres), women’s / book club / upmarket fiction, romance (particularly historical, suspenseful, or with a comedic bent), mysteries (particularly historical or cozy, or historical cozies), and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social history, archaeology, art history, material culture, etc. Show More Summary

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