Simon Van Booy writes about opening your whole life to creativity.
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“That was the scariest part in making this come together: the endless possible permutations of inclusion, exclusion, order; the fear of endless possibility.” —Grady Chambers, author of the poetry collection North American Stadiums
This year’s debut fiction roundup features emerging writers R. O. Kwon, Fatima Farheen Mirza, Jamel Brinkley, Katharine Dion, and Tommy Orange.
An essayist discusses five journals that published work from her debut collection, Tonight I’m Someone Else.
A fiction press for first-time authors.
The first lines of a dozen new books, including Sick by Porochista Khakpour and Sons of Achilles by Nabila Lovelace.
Poets and educators work to fight campus carry bills.
Creating local reading spaces for young black boys.
The influence of Instagram on the way we read poetry.
Simon Van Booy considers writing as a process of instinct rather than thought.
Agent Gillian MacKenzie on her new partnership with lawyer Kirsten Wolf.
The teams behind debut authors Jordy Rosenberg, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Aja Gabel, Rachel Z. Arndt, and Ruth Joffre.
In a continuing series on international writing communities, contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. spends time with authors and publishers in Bogotá, Colombia.
Ex-library books are catalogued in a new home.
“I’m still amazed by the decisions that get made that can make or break a book before it even hits the shelves.” —Lee Martin, author of the story collection The Mutual UFO Network, published today by Dzanc Books
Simon Van Booy puts inspiration and the writer’s realm of possibility into perspective.
“There’s no such thing as writer’s block.” —Akil Kumarasamy, author of the debut story collection Half Gods, published today by FSG.
“Write the truth according to the character.” —A. M. Homes, author of the story collection Days of Awe, published today by Viking.
New York City–based independent press Four Way Books celebrates twenty-five years.
The author of Still Life With Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl talks about her formative time at Hedgebrook, the relationship between poetry and the Internet, and more.
The novelist talks about his first essay collection, How to Write An Autobiographical Novel; how to keep working during bouts of self-doubt; and more.
Two novelists discuss the pleasures of reading and writing quiet books.
The vice president and editorial director of Riverhead Books on the art of editing.
An investigation into a common, and complicated, practice.
An author and book reviewer discusses both sides of the writer-critic divide.