Writer’s Digest Magazine July/August 2014 Online Exclusives

Check out all of the online exclusives from the July/August 2014 issue below.

14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 25 winners of the 14th Annual Short Short Story Competition (from 2013-14)! For full coverage of the awards, please see the July/August 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest. To read all 25 winners, please pick up a copy of the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition...

Extended Q&A with Short Short Winner Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz

This year’s winner of the WD Short Short Story Competition is Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz. In under 1,500 words, Trupkiewicz’s story captured our attention with its simplicity and strength. “Poetry by Keats,” which you may read here, is the story of Marianne, who has grown too comfortable in her relationship with Nick, whom she plans...

Ransom Riggs Rejects a Hit, and Other Great Interview Outtakes

Ransom Riggs is an author and filmmaker best known for the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Its sequel, Hollow City, released in January 2014. In each issue of Writer’s Digest magazine, we ask a contributor to travel back in time and step into the role of an unconvinced, perhaps fool-hearted editor who...

What Makes Writing Groups Work: Online Exclusive

Writing often is a solitary endeavor, one that easily can lead to loneliness. You can spend hours alone at your desk, staring at your computer screen or a blank page, without encountering another human being (and no, tweets and Facebook messages don’t count). While some writers thrive in solitude, others crave the interaction with...