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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

Celebrating nature in writing

We hope you enjoy this issue’s stories about playwriting, role-playing, magical realism, the woes and wonders of a good editor, tips from paperback writers and much more about the life and craft of writers.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: March 17, 2015

The old house of poetry

Eliot said: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” We hope this issue finds you sitting with writers whose work engages you and pushes you far. And again farther.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: February 19, 2015