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Here are the latest and newest happenings at Writer's Digest!


First—for fun!

I wrote a brief piece for The Verb describing my work space. Go check it out!

$10 Off Writer's Market Subscription
For July only, we've lowered the prices on WritersMarket.com by $10. That's 25% off an annual sub, giving you access to more than 8,000 opportunities to get published (magazines, book publishers, agents). Also included are listings of writing competitions and how to enter. While you don't need a code for this promotion, you will need to take advantage before July 31.

Regular Prices: Annual Subscription: $39.99; Biennial: $54.99
Special Prices: Annual Subscription: $29.99; Biennial: $44.99

Get more information on WritersMarket.com and sign up today! Note: The deal does not extend to monthly subscription prices, which remain unchanged at $5.99.


Alternatively: Get the online sub WITH the book!

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The 2011 editions of the Writer's Market series are now arriving in bookstores. You can order today from the Writer's Digest Shop at more more than 30% off retail prices—free shipping if your order is $25 or more. Click here to see the Deluxe edition, which includes a 1-year sub to WritersMarket.com, for just $31.49.

Finally, an important article I think you should check out:

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The Writer's Digest Interview: Marlon James

Booker Prize–winning author Marlon James talks about mythology and world-building in his character-driven epic Moon Witch, Spider King, the second book in his Dark Star Trilogy in this interview from the March/April 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

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WD Presents: New Podcast Episode, a Chance at Publication, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our newest podcast episode, your chance to be published, and more!

David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

Award-winning novelist David Adams Cleveland discusses the timeliness of his new novel, Gods of Deception.

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The WD Interview: Lisa Jewell

The New York Times-bestselling British author discusses creating thrilling plot twists and developing characters in her 19th novel, The Night She Disappeared, in this interview from the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

Author Anat Deracine found her agent at Writer’s Digest Annual Conference. Now she’s sharing what she’s learned to help other writers become authors. Here are her 5 tips for successfully pitching literary agents in person.

Tips for Reading Poetry in Front of an Audience

8 Tips for Reading Your Poetry in Front of an Audience

Poet's Market editor and published poet Robert Lee Brewer shares eight tips for reading your poetry in front of an audience.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character lose their powers.

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Managing Point of View: Mythbusting

In the first of this three-part series, novelist and WD columnist Sharon Short breaks down 7 of the most common myths about choosing which POV is right for your story.

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

As self-publishing continues to become an attractive and popular options for writers, it’s important to know what you’re getting into and to have the right expectations. Here, author and entrepreneur Tom Vaughan shares how to channel your inner “authorpreneur” to help your book find its readers.