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This month on writermag.com
10 TIPS FOR WORKING WITH AN INDEPENDENT EDITOR • What every author needs to know before signing a contract.
2021 SUMMER WRITING EVENT Spotlight • Mark your calendars now, writers: A wealth of virtual events are coming your way this season, allowing attendees to enjoy top-notch instruction from the comfort of home.
Navigating the virtual conference • Tips to get the most out of what could be a new method of learning and networking.
Food sensuality in fiction • A good meal can sustain our stories just as much as our hearts and bodies.
BEING YOUR OWN BEST READER • How can writers evaluate their own work?
WHAT IS IT WITH WRITERS? • What external and internal factors make self-doubt so prevalent among writers? We asked authors, editors, instructors, and psychologists to find out.
LET THE BODY SPEAK • Effective nonverbal communication in fiction.
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF OUR FLASH CONTEST • Summer seems like the perfect time to write short, so when the days grow long and temperatures rise, we ask our readers to submit their very best work in any genre – fiction or nonfiction – as long as it’s told in less than 1,000 words. It’s one of our most popular competitions of the year as well as one of the toughest to judge. Here are the first-, second-, and third-place winners of our 2020 flash contest.
“Funny Women” • This online column at The Rumpus seeks works that are both funny and feminist.
Historical Novel Society of North America All-Virtual Conference • Going remote in 2021 has allowed this historical fiction conference to bring attendees a stellar list of presenters from all around the world.
Gigi Will Know • Have a query about craft? Need some clarification on an aspect of the publishing industry? Looking for career advice? Email your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Advice Column.” We can’t wait to read your questions!