Call for Submissions: See Your Story in WD!

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Make Your Writing Dreams Come True!

When it comes to your writing, did you finally get around to doing that thing you've always wanted to do? Every day, writers everywhere are realizing that it's never too late to start that memoir, try a new genre, move to the oceanside (or mountaintop) writing spot of your dreams, launch a blog, found the writing group you've always wanted…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Writer's Digest wants to hear your stories of going after the writing dreams or goals you've always longed for, but never quite pursued until

Share what you've learned (and what others can learn) from the experience, and how you discovered that it really never is too late, and you might just inspire other writers to go where you have boldly gone before.

Send us your story, along with your name, city/state and URL (if applicable), via email to:
with "Never Too Late" in the subject line.

Or, post it here in the comments field below!

Select stories will be featured in the November/December issue of Writer's Digest magazine and/or at and other WD publications (and by submitting your story, you grant permission for your words to appear). Responses may be edited for space or clarity.


The Writer, The Inner Critic, & The Slacker

Author and writing professor Alexander Weinstein explains the three parts of a writer's psyche, how they can work against the writer, and how to utilize them for success.


Todd Stottlemyre: On Mixing and Bending Genres

Author Todd Stottlemyre explains how he combined fiction and nonfiction in his latest book and what it meant as a writer to share his personal experiences.


Plot Twist Story Prompts: Take a Trip

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character take a trip somewhere.


Making the Switch from Romance to Women’s Fiction

In this article, author Jennifer Probst explains the differences between romance and women's fiction, the importance of both, and how you can make the genre switch.


Stephanie Wrobel: On Writing an Unusual Hero

Author Stephanie Wrobel explains how she came to write about mental illness and how it affects familial relationships, as well as getting inside the head of an unusual character.


Who Are the Inaugural Poets for United States Presidents?

Here is a list of the inaugural poets for United States Presidential Inauguration Days from Robert Frost to Amanda Gorman. This post also touches on who an inaugural poet is and which presidents have had them at their inaugurations.


Precedent vs. President (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use precedent vs. president with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 554

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 future poem.


New Agent Alert: Tasneem Motala of The Rights Factory

New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Tasneem Motala of The Rights Factory) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.