A phrase heard as a child comes to fruition in the second-place winner of “Crime Pays.”
A wayward traveler stumbles upon some old-fashioned Southern hospitality in the third-place winner of “Crime Pays.”
“I cannot lie: This is my first attempt at writing crime.”
P.G. Wodehouse and his successful transition from banker to writer provides inspiration and practical lessons for working and aspiring writers.
Is there any story more fun to read – and to write – than a good crime story?
Prior to “Binocular Vision,” Edith Pearlman’s writing had given her a feeling of success, some recognition and a small, devoted following – but not a large publishing contract.
“Every discovery that I make as a writer, and the work it allows me to do, is true only for as long as it is true.”
Joyce Carol Oates suggests tapping deeply into the personal for material.
Get hooked by excerpts from our winning Crime Pays stories.
MFA programs help children’s and YA authors develop craft and connections.