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Self-Published Book Awards

ENTER NOW! DEADLINE 04/01/2015 Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is currently accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books. The post Self-Published Book Awards appeared first on

Annual Writing Competition

ENTER NOW! DEADLINE 5/04/2015 Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is currently accepting entries. Winners will appear in the December 2015 issue. The post Annual Writing Competition appeared first on

Self-Published eBook Awards

LEARN MORE! DEADLINE 08/03/2015 Writer’s Digest’s newest competition, the Self-Published eBook Awards will start accepting entries in May. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published ebooks. The post Self-Published eBook Awards appeared first on

Popular Fiction Awards

LEARN MORE! DEADLINE 09/15/2015 Writer’s Digest’s Popular Fiction Awards will begin accepting entries in June. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition that celebrates short fiction in today's most popular genres. The post Popular Fiction Awards appeared first on

Short Short Story Competition

LEARN MORE! DEADLINE 11/16/2015 Writer’s Digest’s competition for short fiction. Send us your 1,500 words or fewer. This competition will start accepting entries in June. The post Short Short Story Competition appeared first on

Poetry Awards

LEARN MORE! DEADLINE 10/01/2015 Writer’s Digest’s only competition exclusively for poetry, the Annual Poetry Awards, will begin accepting entries in June. The post Poetry Awards appeared first on

Wizards & Warriors

You're playing a video game called Wizards & Warriors when, suddenly, lighten strikes the house, scaring you and causing you to black out. When you wake up, you're trapped inside the game. The only items you have is a sword, a backpack and a note attached to your shirt that reads, "Beat me and I'll send you home." The post Wizards & Warriors appeared first on

6 Questions Writers Ask about Copyright and the Law

(Column by Chuck as well as WD co-editor Brian Klems. Please note that these guidelines below, while helpful, should not take the place of formal legal advice. We are editors, not attorneys.) Imagine you’re at a writers’ conference. You’re getting ready to pitch that great novel idea to a bunch of powerful agents. Show More Summary

How To Write A Picture Book That Sells – Webinar With Jennifer DeChiara

Are you thinking about writing a picture book and don’t know where to start? Have you written several but haven’t been able to interest agents or editors? In this live 90-minute webinar — titled “How To Write A Picture Book That Sells”...Show More Summary

6 Tips to Writing a Bestselling YA Series

So you want to be a bestselling YA author? Let New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren DeStefano and her agent Barbara Poelle walk you through the steps. The post 6 Tips to Writing a Bestselling YA Series appeared first on

Make Your Living Writing B2B Content

Everywhere you look, someone is talking about the growth of online content, and how it’s such a huge opportunity for writers … The post Make Your Living Writing B2B Content appeared first on

Your Family’s Life Depends on It

Your best friend knocks on your door one afternoon. You open it and he or she is dressed in a strange costume. Before you can say anything, your friend hands you a sword and says, "I need your help. Your family's life depends on it."...Show More Summary

18 Tips for Aspiring TV Comedy and Joke Writers

These are some strategies I’ve come up with after more than 25 years as a TV writer to break into the television industry. The post 18 Tips for Aspiring TV Comedy and Joke Writers appeared first on

The Anatomy of a Query Letter – Webinar with Kate McKean

In this live 90-minute webinar — titled “The Anatomy of a Query Letter: What to Put Where, When, and Why” — instructor and literary agent Kate McKean will show you how to catch a reader's eye with a clean, precise, and interesting query letter. The post The Anatomy of a Query Letter – Webinar with Kate McKean appeared first on

In Defense of the Flibbertigibbet: The Questions That Made Me a Writer

BY MEGAN KRUSE I was eighteen when I met my friend Katie at a summer camp in Washington. I must have been doing some work then, but even now it seems that my main occupation was trying to romance the other counselors, to grow friends and loves like wildflowers around me. Show More Summary

Framing Your Memoir: 3 Parameters You Need to Know

Without having a clear framework in mind before you begin your story, you risk losing sight of why you started writing your memoir in the first place. Here's help determining your framework.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 299

I’ve been a bit careless today. You see, I took the day off (the kids got a snow day today), and I didn’t get my poem-prompt written this morning. However, I’ve still got a solid 30 minutes of writing time left, soooooo… For this week’s prompt, write a careless poem. Show More Summary

5 Surprising Insights About Writing for Money in 2015

Today I’d like to share a few insights about writing for money in 2015--including where you’ll find the best clients, where you’ll find the biggest growth opportunities, and what the competition will look like this year.

New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Leuck of Spencerhill Associates

Amanda is seeking: strong, character-driven stories, written with an unforgettable voice. She’s looking for literary and commercial YA, new adult fiction, urban fantasy, and romance in all genres, including edgy romantic suspense, contemporary and paranormal with a fresh twist.

Are You a Born Storyteller?

I had a dear friend who had a gift for telling stories about her day. She’d launch into one, and suddenly everyone around her would hush up and lean in, knowing that whatever followed would be pure entertainment. A story of encountering a deer on the highway would involve interludes from the deer’s point of view. Show More Summary

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