Hungry to Learn

These days, I feel like I am two different writers: one who publishes adult fiction, but then one who’s currently knee-deep in picture books. Just as my short story collection came out, I was in the middle of my third semester of an MFA in Writing for Children and...

The Leaning Tower of Sidura

Four years ago, when I turned 40, I threw my back. Happy birthday, me. Jason and I were away for three nights without the kids. It would have been blissful. Except I couldn’t stand up straight. I looked like my father, and many other Ludwigs I have known, who walk...

Don’t Reject The Conversation

The day I decided to focus on rejections was the day I turned my publishing track record around. I was on a writing teacher retreat through the Sarah Selecky Writing School. My friend, Nicole, mentioned in passing that she knows someone who has over 300 rejections in...

New book!

My short story collection YOU ARE NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED will hit the shelves May 5, 2020! I’m thrilled to be working with the amazing team at House of Anansi Press to bring this book into the world. This publisher has always been committed to sharing diverse...

It’s the Little Things

These days, I’m getting a lot of emails like this: Dear Sidura Ludwig, Thank you for sending us “Waiting for Dad”. We appreciate the chance to read it. Unfortunately, the piece is not for us at this time. Thanks again. Best of luck with this. Sincerely,...