A guide to 158 full-residency and 64 low-residency programs in creative writing, plus questions to consider before you apply.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
An agent answers questions on referrals, pitching a self-published book, and what to do if you’re dropped by an agency.
For an editor like Caroline Bleeke of Flatiron Books, there is a lot more to the job than simply reading and editing manuscripts.
A small press run by high school students in Pennsylvania publishes handmade books of poetry and prose.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart and Perennial by Kelly Forsythe.
A roundup of new anthologies, including American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time, edited by Tracy K. Smith.
Colorful illustrations accompany notes, quotes, and literary trivia about books to read and bookstores to visit.
A fiction writer discusses five journals that published stories from his debut collection, Friday Black.
Sue Landers takes over as executive director of the nonprofit dedicated to LGBTQ writers.
The Millay Society attempts to save Steepletop, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s former home in in Austerlitz, New York.
With recent grant funding of $1.4 million, the National Book Foundation aims to reach more readers.
In this continuing series, a book reviewer discusses the art of literary criticism—from the value of negative reviews to critics he admires.
Why do you want an MFA? Important questions to ask yourself before you apply.
Jennifer Baker on her new anthology, Everyday People: The Color of Life, published by Atria in August.
“In a system that doesn’t value writing, but only the marketing possibility of the writer and the written object, to write is the ‘success’ itself.” —Jos Charles, author of feeld
“I don’t think beyond the book I’m writing, and I’m always writing one.” —Catherine Lacey, author of Certain American States
“I write every day and walk every day.” —Amitava Kumar, author of the novel Immigrant, Montana
The author of If You Leave Me focuses not on a character’s likability but rather on making that character feel true.
“I’ve gotten messages from people who tell me that they were waiting on a book like mine.” —Alexia Arthurs, author of the story collection How to Love a Jamaican
The pleasures and pitfalls of writing a novel with multiple perspectives.
“I’m coming to believe more and more that the whole body should be engaged in the writing process.”—Amy Bonnaffons, author of the debut story collection The Wrong Heaven
Brian Turner is best known for his award-winning poetry collections and memoir about the Iraq War, but with his new project he has pushed into an entirely new dimension of creative expression.
How does a writer tell a story set in another country during a time before she was even born? Research, research, research.
“You can almost always make something better by making it shorter.” —Keith Gessen, author of the novel A Terrible Country
The desire to tell stories is one thing; finding the stories you want to tell is something else entirely.