Ginny Wiehardt

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 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.

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.