Writer's Digest 2022 Editorial Calendar
We urge writers to get creative in their interpretations of our 2022 issue themes. We offer a brief description of how we interpret them, but look forward to ideas we weren’t necessarily expecting.
Theme: Exploring Point of View
We’re taking a deep dive on POV. Don’t be afraid to get nuanced with your pitches because we want to cover this from every angle: fiction, nonfiction, writing for children, non-human POV, including who’s narrating, writing, and reading the story.
+ WD Self-Published Book Awards Winner Announcement
Theme: Tech for Writers
Showcasing all of the ways technology appears in writing and can help writers be more efficient in their craft and business.
+ 101 Best Websites for Writers
+ WD Self-Published E-Book Awards Winner Announcement
+ WD Personal Essay Awards Winner Announcement
Theme: At a Crossroads
Writers will inevitably hit a crossroads where they have to decide how to move forward, either in the drafting of a work-in-progress or in making choices about their career. Or, perhaps your work is at the intersection of two or more genres. This issue aims to help writers work through the tough parts of writing.
+ WD Poetry Awards Announcement
Theme: Sinister Stories
This issue is exactly what it sounds like: How to write the creepy, the horrific, the unsettling, the evil in fiction and nonfiction. Plus, how to identify and avoid potential scams or those who would take advantage of writers on the business side.
+ The Annual Agent Roundup
+ WD Short Short Story Awards Winner Announcement
Theme: Writing “The End”
Writing “The End” is a monumental achievement for writers, but what comes next? In this issue, we aim to explore everything from crafting compelling endings in all types of books (fiction, nonfiction, children’s) to what to do after writing “The End” to writing character deaths and apocalyptic fiction to saying goodbye to opportunities that aren’t working for you anymore.
+ WD Annual Writing Competition Winners Announcement
Theme: Finding Success Inside-the-Box
We often hear the phrase “think outside the box,” but tools inside the box exist for a reason. Think: happily-ever-afters in romance novels, mysteries that are solved at the end of the book, querying techniques that haven’t changed even as they moved from snail mail to email, poetic forms to guide your verse. We’ll explore proven ways to find success in 2023.