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Craft Capsule: Deny the Accident

by
Christina Baker Kline
3.7.17

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: learning to trust your impulses, and Jackson Pollock’s “accidental” splatterings.

Craft Capsule: Good Sense

by
Christina Baker Kline
2.28.17

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: the problem of beginning, and Gustave Flaubert’s rotten apples.

First Fiction 2016

In our sixteenth annual First Fiction roundup, five debut authors—Yaa Gyasi, Masande Ntshanga, Rumaan Alam, Maryse Meijer, and Imbolo Mbue—discuss their first books. Introduced by Angela Flournoy, Naomi Jackson, Emma Straub, Lindsay Hunter, and Christina Baker Kline.

An Open Door: A Profile of Richard Russo

by
Joshua Bodwell
4.13.16

For the past thirty years, from the publication of his first novel, Mohawk, to his latest, Everybody’s Fool, a sequel to his beloved 1993 novel, Nobody’s Fool, Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize–winning “patron saint of small-town fiction,” has remained the same generous, optimistic, hardworking writer he’s always been, welcoming readers into his books and his heart.

Pushcart Prize Turns Forty

by
Tara Jayakar
11.12.15
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The Pushcart Prize, a venerable nonprofit award series and press, released its fortieth-anniversary prize anthology this month. On the eve of its release party, Poets & Writers staff looked into the history of the prize, and what has kept "one of the last bastions of non-corporate writing" alive and well over the years.

MFA Nation 2016: A Compendium of Graduate Programs in Creative Writing

by
Dana Isokawa
8.19.15

Start your MFA research with this comprehensive guide to more than 170 full- and low-residency programs in creative writing, expanded and updated for 2016. Each listing includes detailed information such as core faculty, special features, funding, tuition, application fees, and deadlines. The free PDF also includes a regional index, a cost-of-living comparision, and a handy Application Tracker to keep track of your applications.

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