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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:

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Out of Control

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Out of Control

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let things get a little out of control.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps

Here are the final steps for the 14th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Use December and the beginning of January to revise and collect your poems into a chapbook manuscript. Here are some tips and guidelines.

NaNoWriMo’s Over … Now What?

NaNoWriMo’s Over … Now What?

After an intense writing challenge, you might feel a little lost. Here are some tips from Managing Editor and fellow Wrimo Moriah Richard for capitalizing on your momentum.

Ian Douglas: On Telling the Truth in Science Fiction

Ian Douglas: On Telling the Truth in Science Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Ian Douglas discusses how he incorporated implausible conspiracy theories to uncover the truth in his new science fiction novel, Alien Hostiles.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 589

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a yesterday poem.

Revenge

Revenge

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about revenge.

Peter Fiennes: On Finding Hope in the Writing Process

Peter Fiennes: On Finding Hope in the Writing Process

Critically acclaimed author Peter Fiennes discusses his quest to find hope in his new travel/Greek mythology book, A Thing of Beauty.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30

For the 2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a The End and/or The Beginning poem.

Sports Afield: Market Spotlight

Sports Afield: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at Sports Afield, a bimonthly hunting adventure magazine.