Writer’s Digest Magazine May/June 2013 Online Exclusives

Check out all of the online exclusives from the May/June 2013 issue below.

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 the very best...

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 issue of Writer’s...

Eighth Annual Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize Winner: “Forfeit”

“Forfeit,” by Sandra Anthony, is the Grand Prize winning story for the Eighth Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, besting 2,300 entries across six genres: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and YA. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive interview with Sandra and a complete list of winners, check out...

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 2013 issue of...

Eighth Annual Popular Fiction Awards Romance Winner: “Nightswimming”

“Nightswimming,” by Mary Pat Bielecki, is the First Place winning story in the romance 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 issue of Writer’s...

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 2013 issue of...

Writing the “True Novel”

In the May/June issue’s 5-Minute Memoir, bestseller Patti Callahan Henry detailed how she took a story from real life and transformed it into fantastic fiction. As she discovered, it’s no easy task. Here’s what she learned: 1.     Start with the facts, but don’t be tethered to them. Ask yourself, What if … ? 2.    ...