Writer's Digest May/June 2020 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest May/June 2020 Digital Edition

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In the May/June 2020 Writer's Digest, themed “The Web Issue," we'll share the 101 best websites for writers, help crime writers find their niche, and explore the world of audiobook narration, as well as share the next installment of our column, “100 Years of Writer's Digest," vintage writing advice from the archives, and more. This issue's articles include:


+ The 22nd Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers: For 22 years, we've been compiling our annual 101 Best Websites for Writers. That means this year's compendium is officially all grown up. Selected according to the discerning tastes of WD editors, our annual collection represents the finest digital destinations for writers. These internet sommeliers scour the web, sort through hundreds of reader-nominated websites that pour in all year, revisit fine vintages from 101 Websites of yesteryear and consider staff favorites in their quest to compile the ultimate list. By Cassie Lipp

+ Find Your ‚ÄØNiche‚ÄØ in Crime:‚ÄØFrom querying agents‚ÄØto shelving your book,‚ÄØknowing‚ÄØwhere your work falls in the‚ÄØweb‚ÄØof crime‚ÄØis key to success. Here's a guide to‚ÄØthe‚ÄØsubcategories‚ÄØof‚ÄØfiction's most popular genre.‚ÄØ‚ÄØby‚ÄØJane K. Cleland‚ÄØ‚ÄØ


+ The Voice of the Book: Veteran audiobook readers reveal what it's like to bring books to life for listeners,and how the industry has changed over time. By Jess Zafarris

+ The winner of the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards By Cassandra Lipp


In addition, readers will be treated to a WD Interview with Jenny Lawson, as well as a special Writer's Workbook on nonfiction book proposals. This issue also includes new regular columns from WD editors, “Notes from the Margins," by Amy Jones, a behind-the-scenes look at the book publishing industry; and “Publishing Insights," from Robert Brewer, on hot writing markets. This issue also contains all the regular columns and departments readers know and love, like Take 2 on screenwriting, IndieLab for self-published authors, Conference Scene, Poetic Asides, Meet the Agent, Funny You Should Ask, and more.