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Craft the perfect crime

While we don’t want you to commit a crime, we want your characters to. Read on to learn how to win $1,000 and publication in The Writer.

By Meredith Quinn, associate editor | Published: July 16, 2015

Mini might

NaNoWriMo executive director Grant Faulkner shares how crafting short shorts can open a big world.

By Grant Faulkner | Published: June 23, 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

David James Poissant: Zoo story

David James Poissant captures plots, characters, voices and the occasional animal in his new story collection.

By Hillary Casavant | Published: May 28, 2014

Phil Klay: Writers on Writing

Klay presents a rich, literary view of the realities and sometimes the absurdities of contemporary warfare on the battlefields, in the barracks and in service members’ hometowns.

By Gabriel Packard | Published: May 28, 2014