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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 career will thank you. Read The Writer’s Dig


Guide to Literary Agents Blog
The GLA blog keeps track of all news related to literary agents and writing conferences. 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 information, and a blogroll of other agent blogs. Read the Guide to Literary Agents Blog


There Are No Rules
Get on the cutting edge of today’s publishing trends and how authors can succeed in a world of fast-paced technological change, guided by the editors of Writer’s Digest. You’ll get an inside look at the work, play, and passion of the publishing business and find practical tools for success. Read There Are No Rules


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: 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!...

Agent Alert: Keely Boeving of WordServe Literary

Literary agent alerts (this one with Keely Boeving of WordServe Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. Bio: Keely Boeving is an Agent with WordServe Literary. After receiving her B.A. in English from the University...

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...

Rondelet: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the rondelet, which is a French form with refrains and end rhymes. Rondelet Poems The rondelet is a typical French form with rhymes and refrains. Here are the basic guidelines for this poetic form: 7 lines...

Hard Case Crime: Spotlight Market

For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Hard Case Crime, a book publisher which accepts queries for crime and mystery novels directly from potential authors (no agents required). Hard Case Crime: Spotlight Market Hard Case Crime is a book publisher that focuses on the sort of crime and mystery novels...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 479

For today’s prompt, write a weapon poem. Write a poem with a sword, gun, or some other weapon. Or describe a weapon. Also, remember that all weapons aren’t obvious. Words can be weapons, ideas, thoughts, and more. Have fun weaponizing your poems today! ***** Poem Your Days Away! Online poetry prompts...

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Strambotto

The WD Poetic Form Challenge is your opportunity to write and share a poem for a chance to get published in Writer’s Digest magazine in the Poetic Asides column. This time around, we’re writing the strambotto, an Italian 8-liner. It’s been a while since we’ve done a poetic form challenge. So...