Author Archives: Marielle Murphy

Eighth Annual Popular Fiction Awards – List of Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the Eighth Annual Popular Fiction Awards. Each year, writers submit their very best short stories in one of six categories: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and young adult. The winners of this year’s awards were chosen from 2,300 entries and represent...

Eighth Annual Popular Fiction Awards Thriller Winner: “Shooter”

  “Shooter,” by Kyan Yauchler, is the First Place winning story in the thriller category for the Eighth Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive interview with Grand Prize winner Sandra Anthony and a complete list of winners, check out the May/June 2013...

Eighth Annual Popular Fiction Awards YA Winner: “O, Tiepolo”

“O, Tiepolo,” by Jessica Gregg, is the First Place winning story in the young adult category for the Eighth Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive interview with Grand Prize winner Sandra Anthony and a complete list of winners, check out the May/June...

Bonus Online Exclusive: A Chat With Sandra Anthony, Winner of the Eighth Annual Popular Fiction Awards

Sandra Anthony, author of the YA short story “Forfeit,” is the Grand Prize winner of our Eighth Annual Popular Fiction Awards, beating 2,300 other entries across six categories: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and YA. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including a complete list of winners, check out the May/June...

Self-Pubishing Standouts

Linda Pressman, this year’s winner of the WD Self-Published Book Awards, had quite a long path to publication. We asked her to describe her process and expand on her overall thoughts on self-publishing.

Online Exclusive: The Big Appel

Jacob M. Appel, the winner of 2012’s Annual Competition, is a jack-of-all-trades. He’s a doctor and a teacher with master’s degrees in more areas than we can count. Even with all of that going on, he still finds time to write. A lot. And that’s what interests us the most. We...

Winners of WD’s 7th Annual Poetry Awards

Nearly 2,300 poems were submitted in the seventh annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards, and Linda Neal Rising’s “An Educated Woman Explains Why She Likes Bluegrass” claimed the No. 1 spot. Her prize: $500, a copy of the 2012 Poet’s Market and a trip to the WD Conference in New York City....

The Winners of WD’s Annual Poetry Awards

Nearly 2,300 poems were submitted to the seventh annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards, and Linda Neal Reising’s “An Educated Woman Explains Why She Likes Bluegrass” claimed the No. 1 spot. Her prize: $500, a copy of the 2012 Poet’s Market and a trip to the WD Conference in New York City.

Winners of the 7th Annual Popular Fiction Awards

Our seventh annual Popular Fiction Awards provided us with our first husband and wife winners. Together since 2003, Geoff and Karin Fuller, of South Charleston, West Virginia, were the Grand Prize winners of Crime and Romance, respectively. We decided to take a deeper look into the relationship and writing life of...