Founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, Julia Fierro discusses how creating her own workshop program—and in doing so, building her own community of writers—allowed her to rediscover her own voice.
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Read exclusive excerpts from the novels and story collections of debut fiction writers Courtney Maum, Scott Cheshire, Celeste Ng, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, and Mira Jacob.
The Guardian’s literary editor discusses the newspaper’s new monthly prize for self-published books by writers based in the U.K.
Writers have been self-publishing since the beginning of written words. Celebrating those creative individuals determined to be heard, we present a timeline of notable moments in self-publishing history.
A comprehensive article about how we compiled the 2014 MFA Index of full- and low-residency programs, featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Read exclusive excerpts from the novels and story collections of debut fiction writers NoViolet Bulawayo, Bushra Rehman, Bill Cheng, Anton DiSclafani, and Chinelo Okparanta.
Authors who know how to give an inspired reading, on stage or at the front of the room, in front of an audience, can make connections that are just as moving, inspiring, and unforgettable as those established on the page.
The video poem may be ushering a whole new demographic to poetry. Here are six that have been made available to a wide audience on YouTube.
These twenty-five feeds from literary magazines offer frequent updates about the writing they’re publishing, the events they’re hosting, and the news they find interesting.
Not every great small press is active on Twitter, but here are twenty-seven that engage book culture via social media in interesting, informative, and entertaining ways.
A comprehensive article about how we compiled the 2013 MFA Index of full- and low-residency programs, featured in the September/October 2012 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Immerse yourself in the music, films, art, and other points of inspiration that set off the spark for our twelve debut poets of 2011.
In the spirit of year-end best-of reading lists, we offer Joshua Bodwell’s Baker’s Dozen 2011 as a companion to his article “You Are What You Read: The Art of Inspired Reading Lists,” which appears in the January/February 2012 issue's special section on inspiration.
Check out these exclusive excerpts from the debut novels and story collections featured in our eleventh annual roundup of the summer’s best debut fiction.
There is a seemingly endless number of feeds and folks to follow on Twitter, but if you're interested in engaging, entertaining tweets that will keep you updated on all things literary, begin with these.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Dial Press recently released the debut novels of crossover artists Steve Earle and Josh Ritter, musicians who, despite busy tour schedules, managed to carve out time to put their passions into print as well as into songs.
A selection of essays that commemorate what was lost and celebrate the literary arts in New Orleans.
In anticipation of our "Summer Reading Issue," we asked which books you, as writers who read deeply year-round, turn to in the warm months ahead. Culled from readers' responses on pw.org and our Facebook page, here are the results.
Need a dose of inspiration for your writing routine this April? Take our Poetry Challenge and try out a new writing prompt or poetry-related assignment every day during National Poetry Month.
Spread the word about debut poets and their work with this Pass-Along Poems chapbook. Print, assemble, and bind several handcrafted, saddle-stitched editions. Add your recommendations for first-time poets on the back pages, and while you’re at it, paste in your own polished, unpublished work or that of others you admire.
In preparation for our upcoming July/August issue, we want to hear from you: What books do you, as a writer who reads deeply year-round, turn to in the warm months ahead?
A sampling of budget itineraries for do-it-yourself retreats in Boston, Massachusetts; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Savannah, Georgia; and Taos, New Mexico.