There's always so much happening in the Writer's Digest universe that even staff members have trouble keeping up. As a result, we decided to start collecting what's on the horizon to make it easier for everyone to know what's happening and when.
This week, we’re excited to announce our November/December 2021 cover reveal, the Best Websites 2022 nominations page, and more!
November/December 2021 Writer’s Digest Cover Reveal!
Sometimes writing contains magic and sometimes the act of putting words on the page itself feels like magic, especially when the words come easily. In this issue, we shine a light on both. From articles that help writers find the technique that will bring their writing to life to articles and interviews with authors who’ve created systems of magic in the worlds they’ve created, this issue aims to give writers of all genres the tools to tap into all of the magic they can create.
Nominate Your Favorite Websites for Writers!
Since 1998 Writer's Digest has created its 101 Best Websites for Writers list. Broken down into categories like creativity, agents, writing advice, and more, this list aims to help writers find additional reputable resources for every part of their writing journey.
The last day to nominate websites is Monday, December 13, 2021.
Click here for more information, and use this nomination form to nominate your favorite website.
Your Story #115 Submissions Are Open!
Prompt: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo prompt above. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Your Story 115."
Deadline to enter is January 3, 2022.
Six Online Courses Start This Week!
Copyediting Certificate Program
Writer's Digest is proud to offer our Copyediting Certificate Program. This course will provide training for aspiring copy editors in order to give them practical and marketable workplace skills. As a student in this certification course, you will progress from the fundamentals of grammar, form, and composition to advanced copyediting skills.
This online writing course will guide you through the entire blogging process—how to create and setup a blog, where to start, and much more. You’ll learn how to attract readers and how to market your writing. Start a successful blog today and get noticed by editors and publishers.
Writing the Picture Book
In this course, you'll learn how to write a winning picture book narrative, envision it with illustrations, and put together a picture package that a publisher will really notice. Plus, you'll receive feedback on each assignment from your instructor and have the chance to participate in the peer critique section of the course with other classmates.
Short Story Fundamentals
Throughout this four-week course, you will have feedback and support while you write and hone an entire short story from beginning to end, and you'll leave with a polished draft of your story. You will get insider information about what editors are looking for in short stories they choose to publish.
Writing Online Content
This course will teach you how to effectively write online articles of all types including news, feature articles, opinion articles, alternative story forms (listicles, charticles, Q&As, and more), and blog postings.
Freelance Writing for Stay at Home Moms (and Dads)
When you take Freelance Writing for Stay-At-Home Moms, you’ll read Writer Mama by Christina Katz and discover what your areas of expertise are, who you want to write for (your audience), how to network with other freelance writers and stay-at-home moms, and practical advice for developing your career as a freelance writer.
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