Writer's Digest April 2020 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest April 2020 Digital Edition

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The April 2020 issue of Writer's Digest, we celebrate the small presses that bring bold, unique stories into our lives. Featuring a round-up of 23 small presses open to submissions, plus a conversation with staff members at 4 indie presses answer questions about what writers can expect when they work with small publishers.

+ Think Small, Win Big

Their reach may appear small, but independent publishers offer great benefits to authors. Here are 23 presses open to your submissions. By Cassandra Lipp

+ The Indie Truth

You've decided to submit your manuscript to an independent publisher. Now what? The staff of four indie presses answer WD's questions about small publishers. By Cassandra Lipp

+ Read a Book to Begin a Book

Stuck trying to find a way to begin your next story? Try gleaning inspiration from these 10 famous novels that break the usual rules of writing in their first lines. By Jeff Somers

+ The WD Interview: Chigozie Obioma

The An Orchestra of Minorities author discusses the most challenging parts of penning his Booker Prize-shortlisted novel and the Igbo culture that influenced the story. By Simon Van Booy

+ Can Writing Be Taught?

The age old question has an answer at last. By Jessica Strawser

Plus, readers will discover a great piece about humor writing by Connie Willis in the archives feature and a Writer's Workbook about creating a nonfiction book proposal. This issue also includes all the regular columns readers know and love: Breaking In, IndieLab, Meet the Agent, Funny You Should Ask, Take Two, Notes From the Margins, Publishing Insights, Conference Scene and much more.

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