#62 A Walk Through Writer’s Digest with Editor-in-Chief, Amy Jones

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I am so thrilled to share this interview with Amy Jones, the Editor-in-Chief of Writer’s Digest. I’ve worked with Amy for years, and wrote the “All About the Pitch” column for the magazine for 2 years. In this informative conversation Amy covers everything a writer needs to know about writing for Writer’s Digest and shares her interests, favorite interviews with authors and what she (and her readers) learned.

In This Episode

  • Writer’s Digest’s publication schedule
  • The niches that print and online cover
  • Writing and craft tips Amy has gleaned from novelists 
  • The secret to a writer’s persistence, when being faced with rejection
  • Amy’s dream 2024 articles and pitches based on the Writer’s Digest editorial calendar
  • Where to send submissions 
  • Paid subscribers to Estelle’s substack get to see even more from Amy Jones (https://estelleserasmus.substack.com)

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About Amy Jones

Amy Jones is Editor-in-Chief of Writer’s Digest and the former managing content director for Writer’s Digest Books. She is the editor of the Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market and the Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market. Prior to joining the WD team, she was the managing editor for North Light Books and IMPACT Books. She also spent time producing instructional videos for ArtistsNetworkTV. Like most WD staffers, Amy is a voracious reader and has a particular interest in literary fiction, historical fiction, page-turning mysteries, and steamy romance. She volunteers for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and at Ohio Alleycat Resource, her local no-kill cat shelter. 

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