Writing

Our charter publication Writer’s Digest literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published. For more than 90 years, the experts at Writer’s Digest have been publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.


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WritersDigest.com

WritersDigest.com is the one-stop shop for information, resources and writing community. Writers can connect with other writers on our forum, visit our blogs and sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter. They’ll will also find weekly writing prompts, contests and competitions, conference listings, and online exclusive articles.


Writer’s Digest

Every issue of Writer’s Digest magazine is devoted to helping writers develop their craft and hone their publishing acumen. Since 1920, Writer’s Digest has chronicled the culture of the modern writer and we continue this great tradition through relevant first-person essays, interviews with bestselling authors and profiles with emerging talent.

Writer’s Digest also features practical technique articles, and tips and exercises on fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business-side of writing and publishing.


Writer’s Digest University: Classes & Courses

Writer’s Digest University is the only program of web-based writing workshops developed by the team at Writer’s Digest. Writer’s Digest University combines the best of this world-class writing instruction with the convenience and immediacy of the internet to create a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Workshops have been developed by the best in the business—professionals who not only know about writing, but about the teaching of writing. Instructors are published writers—as well as editors, educators and seminar leaders providing feedback from an informed, professional source.


Writer’s Digest Books

Whether looking for instruction or inspiration, Writer’s Digest Books has the best books on writing available. Trying to break through writer’s block? Trying to shop your manuscript around for publication? Writer’s Digest has the books to help.


WritersDigestShop.com

WritersDigestShop.com is dedicated to bringing writers of all genres and skill levels, the best books, dvds, Webinars, educational courses, information, tips, and inspiration.


WritersStore.com

The Writers StoreThe Writers Store is the largest reseller of third-party writing and filmmaking tools worldwide. The Burbank-based company also develops content, courses, services, and specialty software, and hosts four popular websites and an active 13,000+ and growing Facebook community. Launched in 1982 as a privately-owned store-front focused on building customized computer systems for writers, it has since grown to become the most respected name in the Industry, with an international reputation for its services, and a long list of devoted clientele. www.WritersStore.com


WritersMarket.com

Writers turn to WritersMarket.com to get published and get paid for their writing. More than 8,000 searchable listings for book publishers, magazines, contests, literary agents, greeting card publishers, screenwriting markets, playwriting markets, conferences, newspapers, online publications, syndicates, and organizations.

Subscribers can organize favorite publishing opportunities in personalized folders, manage submissions with an easy-to-use record keeping tool, gain advanced publishing and marketing knowledge from our Q&A’s with publishing experts, and more.


Abbott Press

Indie-publishing imprint Abbott Press was launched in keeping with the mission of Writer’s Digest, and in order to provide consumers with the most complete information, inspiration, products and services to further their craft. Fully supported by the trusted experts at Writer’s Digest, Abbott Press brings the same respectability, integrity, and commitment to editorial excellence as the Writer’s Digest brand, while maintaining a unique identity of its own, for the benefit of our authors.


Competitions

Writer’s Digest sponsors several writing competitions annually, from short story and poetry-specific competitions to the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition held annually for more than 80 years. Thousands of writers compete annually to see their work in print, win cash prizes, and to be introduced to top agents and editors, endorsed by the Writer’s Digest editorial team.


Writer’s Digest Conference

Writer’s Digest Conference: The Business of Being Published, held annually in NYC, features advice on the craft and business of writing. Includes the popular Agent Pitch Slam and workshops on the future of publishing. Writer’s Digest Conference brings together a stellar roster of experts in social media, digital publishing and book marketing for three days packed with practical and actionable information.


2nd Draft Critique Service

Writers send their work to 2nd Draft Critique Service and get the specific, tailored advice they need to get an extra edge on the competition — and make their work more marketable. After a thorough evaluation of the submission, a hand-selected-professional writer will give detailed feedback and recommendations. Writers learn not only what’s working in the writing, but what’s not, and — most importantly — how to fix it.