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Ginny Wiehardt

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Ginny Wiehardt's writing has been published in journals such as the Notre Dame Review, Shenandoah, and Hotel Amerika. She has additional experience as an editor and a creative writing instructor.


Ginny Wiehardt has taught writing to people of all ages through CUNY, Pratt Institute, and Poets House. Prior to that, she worked in publishing, first at a traditional press and then for an electronic publishing project funded by the Mellon Foundation. She has been the Guide to Fiction Writing for About.com since 2005.

She is currently revising a novel, and her book of poetry, Compulsion of the Unlocked Thing, was a finalist for the Ohio State University/The Journal Book Award in Poetry in 2005.


Ginny Wiehardt received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in poetry and fiction from the Michener Center for Writers.

By Ginny Wiehardt:

As an editor and a teacher, I've always enjoyed helping writers improve their work, and with a background in publishing, I am well-positioned to speak to writers about the publishing process. However, more than anything, I like reminding fellow writers of why they started writing in the first place. The writing life can be a hard one unless we stay connected to the pleasure that originally drew us to the craft.

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