Writer’s Digest Magazine May/June 2016 Online Exclusives

Check out all of the online exclusives from the May/June 2016 issue below. Missed this issue? Download it here!

Eleventh Annual Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize Winner: “Don’t Be Scarred”

“Don’t be Scarred” by Kristen Roupenian, is the Grand Prize winning story for the Eleventh Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, besting 1,300 entries across six genres: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and young adult. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive interview with Roupenian and a complete list of winners,...

Extended Interview with WD’s Self-Published e-Book Awards Winner

Eleven Regrets by Mel Anderson is the grand-prize winning entry in the 3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards. It bested more than 725 entries across eight categories to take home a prize package that includes $5,000 and trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City. For complete coverage of this year’s awards,...

3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 3rd Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards. For complete coverage of the awards, see the May/June 2016 issue of Writer’s Digest. For an extended interview with grand-prize winner Mel Anderson, click here. Grand Prize Eleven Regrets by Mel Anderson ($9.95 Kindle; Kindle Unlimited; $16.95 Paperback), Little Bear Publications,...

Eleventh Annual Popular Fiction Awards: List of Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the Eleventh 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 1,300 entries and represent the very best in genre...

Facing the Edits: 7 Steps to a Happy Revision

You’ve slaved over your manuscript. Your heart and soul and perhaps even a few tears are spilled on the pages (and if you’re a klutz like me, a bit of coffee is on there too). You are ready to send that manuscript out to be read by your trusted readers, whether that’s your writing...

Rainbow Rowell: Bonus Interview Outtakes

In these outtakes from our May/June 2016 issue, the bestselling writer talks about how her beginnings as a journalist influence her fiction—and how she recently came to apply her novel-writing skills to a screenplay.

Online Exclusive: More Insider’s Guides for 101 Best Websites

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