Editor’s Notes
38 articles found

Dream big and be persistent

Don’t be intimidated by today’s publishing environment. The key is the same as it’s always been: dream big and never give up.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: April 11, 2016

Deep dive into short story

If you’re on the path to publishing – a short story, perhaps – we wish you success, and we hope you consider our magazine a supporting partner.

By Alicia Anstead, editor-in-chief | Published: January 24, 2016

And then what happened?

Is there any story more fun to read – and to write – than a good crime story?

By Alicia Anstead, editor-in-chief | Published: September 22, 2015

Meet our short story contest winner

This issue of The Writer includes a variety of voices from the world of writing, including our short story contest winner, Graydon Megan.

By Alicia Anstead, editor in chief | Published: June 20, 2015

Writing through trauma

The writer Isak Dinesen said, “All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story or tell a story about them.”

By Alicia Anstead, editor-in-chief | Published: May 22, 2015

Being funny

I’m always on the lookout for work that makes me swoon with a finely tuned combination of intellect and emotion.

By Alicia Anstead, Editor-in-Chief | Published: April 21, 2015