We ask three writers which short story has most influenced them.
Jaime Joyce talks with editor Alicia Anstead about craft and her short story “Picnic in the Yard.”
Enter your short story in our “Two Roads Diverge” contest for the chance to win $1,000 and feedback from Colum McCann.
When his missing wife returns from the dead, Frank Biggins gets nervous.
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.”
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.
Get hooked by excerpts from our winning Crime Pays stories.
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.