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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

What the L?

A reflection on a typo.

By Alicia Anstead, Editor-in-Chief | Published: February 13, 2015

Becoming fearless

Bravery may not always be easy. But it certainly forces us to prevail in the presence of danger and fear, which nearly every writer confronts.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: January 20, 2015

Finding inspiration in everything

Whether on a beach watching the sunrise, around the table in the writers’ room, at your work space in the midst of family chaos or alone in your cave, inspiration is the invaluable element of all writing.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: January 5, 2015