“Heroine Addiction,” a stage play script by Melodie Edwards, is the Grand Prize winner of the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. You can read an extended interview with Edwards here. For complete coverage of the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, please check out the November/December 2017 issue of Writer’s...
Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 101 winners of the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition! For full coverage of the awards, please check out the November/December 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest.
In this online exclusive by agent Gina Panettieri, we take you behind the scenes of another impressive contract—this one a debut mystery trilogy from an unlikely source that inspired a bidding war.
Who would have thought that a little blue bird and a pound sign could enhance your #writing life—and even land you an agent? Tweet your way to success with this handy guide to the best hashtags for writers.
When you sign with an agent, you’re choosing a partner for your career—which means it’s important to choose carefully. We asked subscribers to share the best parts of their agent relationships, showing both what’s important and what’s possible. Let the stories below be a guide as you seek the right match—and...
Crime novelist Michael Connelly shares more of what he learned in adapting his iconic character Detective Harry Bosch for TV—from externalizing internal character struggles to reconsidering backstory, setting and more.
Read the top ten winning poems from the 2016 WD Poetry Awards.
Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 25 winners in the 2016 WD Poetry Awards!
Writers should be aware of when their stories cross a line.
With hundreds of bylines and a growing bookshelf to her name, Roxane Gay has become a mainstay in our written cultural conversation. Learn how she found her voice across genres and forms—and her best advice for pursuing success on your own terms.
Your email list can be your single most valuable marketing tool. Learn the hows and whys of building and growing your own roster—and putting it to work for you.
Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 17th Annual Short Short Story Competition, where writers submit their very best short stories of less than 1,500 words. Please join us in congratulating our winners! For complete coverage of the 17th Annual Short Short Story Competition, see the July/August 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest....
“The Removal” by Lauren Schenkman is the grand-prize winning story in the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Fiction Competition. It bested more than 5,200 entries to win $3,000 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City, among other prizes. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, check out...
[Enter the current Short Short Story Competition today!] “The Removal,” by Lauren Schenkman, is the winning story for the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an interview with Schenkman, check out the July/August 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest. You can also view a complete list of...
From full-time mother to famously prolific author, here’s how one bestseller turned an appetite for reading everything into the ability to write anything.
Novelist and essayist Connie May Fowler tells writers what’s a must in memoir, and what to avoid in this web-exclusive interview.
By Jesse Kellerman In these outtakes we didn’t have space to print, Jonathan and Faye Kellerman talk about the writing passions that go back in their family for generations.
Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 46 winners of the 24th Annual Self-Published Book Awards. For full coverage of the awards, check out the March/April 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest. Click here for an extended Q&A with the grand-prize winner, Tabitha Lord. Grand Prize Horizon by Tabitha Lord. $15.95....
In the March/April 2017 Writer’s Digest, StoryADay founder Julie Duffy shares how and why short stories can be a fabulous creativity tool, even for writers who are primarily working on a novel. Drawing on experiences from acclaimed writers who ascribe to this practice, including Hugo Award–winning short fiction writer and novelist...
Fifteen fiction editors at top publications answer our trio of questions to get to the heart of what they’re really looking for in short story submissions—and how yours can stand out. Here are bonus responses we didn’t have space to print in the magazine.
Good presenters are in demand, and the benefits of being a presenter are many. But when you attend such a conference, what items warrant suitcase real estate? Here’s my list of recommended items.
In this bonus sidebar we didn’t have space to print, Jane Friedman offers up concrete examples of authors succeeding by putting the various revenue models into action.
In this extended Q&A, the 50-year-old happiness and habits expert talks about why she became a full-time writer, how she found an agent and what advice she has for those trying to write a novel in a month.
In these special bonus outtakes, Robert Crais talks more about what drives the best writing, and where he might go from here.