by Kristen Heimerl
features and posts header ornament
features & posts
CWG logo ornament

Trailing Joy: My Wish For You

Kristen Heimerl

Throughout my posts, I’ve shared my development philosophy and approach, peppering my advice with the useful (and hard) lessons I learned as a neophyte squeezing her way into the publishing industry. Now I’m tasked with the most difficult job of all: distilling the essential lesson of this series!
newest posts
advice motivation personal
competition news

The Winners of the Anna C. Price Poetry Prize

Congratulations to the winners of the Anna C. Price Poetry Prize!


The Saddest Letter I Ever Received

On the eve of Halloween, from the heartland of a nation gripped by political flapdoodle, an entreaty for sage counsel arrives at the desk of the inimitable Ghost of Mark Twain...

popular posts
more posts »
cwg illustrators' gallery, stories and poetry

I'm Two!
Reading back through writings from years past, I stumbled upon the beginnings of a poem I started writing when my son, Jeremy, was two... more stories & poetry »
reviews section ornamental headercwg reviews
new review
The Passion of Dolssa book cover
young adult
The Passion of Dolssa written by Julie Berry

This is the story of love and loss of two girls in medieval France. Dolssa has been declared a heretic by a Catholic friar, who is determined she will die by burning. Botille is a tavern keeper living with her sisters and trying to live on the right side of the law. They meet at a dark riverside. Their story is a thriller by the author of the award winning All the Truth That’s In Me.

more reviews »
manuscript editmanuscript edit section ornamental header
Ivana Beschreiben edits "The Tardy Horseman"

COMING SOON! CWG Online will be featuring edits of reader-submitted manuscripts! This article (and the other examples) provides a demonstration of how our online edits will work. Our editors' comments on manuscripts can be toggled on and off at the appropriate point in the manuscript, and a full legend of editing symbols is available for basic changes. Take a preview, and perhaps submit a manuscript of your own!

more edits »
favorite site image

New York Writers Coalition

favorite site image

The Horn Book

favorite site image

Writer's Digest

favorite site image

The Highlights Foundation

God only exhibits his thunder and lightning at intervals, and so they always command attention. These are God's adjectives. You thunder and lightning too much; the reader ceases to get under the bed, by and by.

Mark Twain