Writer’s Digest Magazine July/August 2015 Online Exclusives

Check out all of the online exclusives from the July/August 2015 issue below. Missed this issue? Download it here!

A Holy Night – 15th Annual Short Short Story Competition

Recently, Writer’s Digest published the Show Us Your Shorts Collection, which features the top 25 winning stories from the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. It came to our attention that Patricia Lee’s “A Holy Night,” which came in 14th place, had the last sentence missing from its page. The entirety of...

Top 10 Poems from 2014 WD Poetry Awards

Below are the top 10 poems from the 2014 Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! 1. What Goes Around, by Beverley Rose Enright to Weldon Kees Willie Pickins jazzes “Jesus Loves Me” on his piano. A five-year-old is shot by street gang crossfire in Chicago. Angelina Jolie has had her breasts...

Patrick Rothfuss, Worldbuilder: Bonus WD Interview Extras

BY RICH SHIVENER In less than a decade, Patrick Rothfuss, 42, has risen to the ranks of the most celebrated authors in the fantasy genre. The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy, following the adventures of young actor/musician-cum-legendary-wizard Kvothe in the Four Corners of Civilization, launched in 2007 with his debut novel, The Name of the Wind....

2014 Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards – Winner’s List

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 2014 Poetry Awards, where writers submit their very best poetry of less than 32 lines. Please join us in congratulating our winners! Note: You may read the top 10 poems here. What Goes Around, by Beverley Rose Enright My Love, You Sing Like a Sea Lion, by Jayson Clury...

15th Annual Short Short Story Competition Winner: Parting Gift

“Parting Gift,” by Lish Troha, is the winning story for the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an interview with Troha, check out the July/August 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. You can also view a complete list of winners, as well as an exclusive Q&A with our winner. In this bonus...

15th Annual Short Short Story Competition – Winner’s List

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 15th Annual Short Short Story Competition, where writers submit their very best short stories of less than 1,500 words. Please join us in congratulating our winners! For complete coverage of the 15th Annual Short Short Story Competition, see the July/August 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. You can read...

Online Exclusive: Q&A with Lish Troha

“Parting Gift,” by Lish Troha, is the Grand Prize winning story for the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Fiction Competition. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive feature on Troha, check out the July/August 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. In this bonus online exclusive, Troha talks about where she gets her ideas and inspiration...

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

BY LAURA AMANN Ending a professional relationship that is also a personal relationship can be tricky. Sometimes the end comes naturally—time is up or the goal is accomplished. But sometimes, a professional relationship ends because styles or expectations don’t mesh. You may like your coach or mentor, but find that you’re not getting what...