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WD editors & guest contributors cover everything about writing—from grammar to writing tips to publishing advice to best practices in finding an agent to fueling your creative fire, we have you covered. Your writing craft and career will thank you. Read The Writer’s Dig


WD Publishing Insights
Stay on top of today’s publishing trends, new literary agents, and writing conferences, guided by the editors of Writer’s Digest. Common features include agent interviews, new agency listings, agency profiles, upcoming conferences of interest, contests and other publishing opportunities, valuable writing resources, submission tips and more. Read WD Publishing Insights


Poetic Asides
by Robert Brewer
Published poet and WD Senior Editor Robert Lee Brewer writes on issues affecting poets from a poet’s perspective. As the editor of Writer’s Market, Brewer also shares insights on the publishing industry, especially as it relates to poetry and the poetry markets. He explains poetic forms, interviews other published poets, and provides weekly poetry prompts. Read Poetic Asides


Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 482

For today’s prompt, write a brief poem. Sure, the poem itself can be brief (in the sense that it’s very concise). But the poem could be about a brief event. Or it could feature a briefcase or involve a media briefing. As always, take it wherever you wish! ***** Poem Your...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 481

For today’s prompt, pick a writer (any writer), make him or her the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. The poem can be about the writer. Or it can play around with subjects, themes, and characters from their writing. Get creative with it! ***** Poem Your Days Away!...

Droigneach: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the droigneach, an Irish form that uses end rhymes, internal rhymes, and trisyllabic words. Droigneach Poems The droigneach is an Irish poetic form with the following guidelines: Quatrains (the quatrains can be combined to form longer...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 480

For today’s prompt, write a negative poem. In this poem, maybe everything goes wrong. Or maybe everything could go wrong. Perhaps, this is a poem about subtraction. And remember, positive poets: a double negative makes a positive! ***** Poem Your Days Away! Online poetry prompts are great! But where can you...

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Catena Rondo Winner

The Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge is an opportunity for poets to try a form together (this time a catena rondo) and for one of those poems to end up in Writer’s Digest magazine. Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the catena rondo along with...