A writer and editor questions the practice of blind submissions at literary journals as an additional barrier against equity in publishing, and makes the case for diversifying editorial mastheads.
Article Archive: Special Section
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
The author considers how race is discussed in MFA versus literature PhD programs and argues that the MFA—and the literary culture and community it props up—is due for a reevaluation.
The author describes creating a community-driven workshop where students are not asked to check their politics and identities at the door, and offers a series of questions for instructors to ask themselves before leading a class.
An in-depth look into whether the number of poets represented by literary agents is on the rise, and how agents help poets achieve their career goals.
Ten debut poets published in 2019, including Camonghne Felix and Jake Skeets, share their advice, inspiration, and path to publication.
Artist Diane Samuels turns works of literature inside out in a dramatic process of creative rewriting that highlights the intimate relationship between writer and reader in a painstaking homage to the ultimate act of creativity: writing.
An in-depth look at book publishing as seen through the eyes of five literary agents.
Twenty-two writers, including Alexander Chee and Rebecca Makkai, offer their personal take on the best retreats for productivity, motivation, networking, and more.
Ten of the best retreats, workshop programs, conferences, and festivals for emerging writers across the country.
Ten poets whose first books were published in 2018, including Justin Phillip Reed and Tiana Clark, share their inspirations, processes, writer’s block remedies, and paths to publication.
A new low-residency MFA program makes diversity its mission.
A guide to 158 full-residency and 64 low-residency programs in creative writing, plus questions to consider before you apply.
The teams behind debut authors Jordy Rosenberg, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Aja Gabel, Rachel Z. Arndt, and Ruth Joffre.
A comparative analysis of the last three years of the magazine’s Deadlines section.
An investigation into a common, and complicated, practice.
The author of Don’t Call Us Dead on the retreat in Austerlitz, New York.
The author of Shahid Reads His Own Palm on the retreat in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
The author of The Ministry of Special Cases on the retreat in New York City.
The author of The Loss of All Lost Things on the retreat in Cassis, France.
The author of The Refugees on the retreat in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
The author of Pure Hollywood on the retreat in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The author of We Play a Game on the retreat in New York City.
The author of Sweetness #9 on the retreat in Red Wing, Minnesota.
The author of An American Marriage on the retreat in Sheridan, Wyoming.
The author of There There on the retreat in Peterborough, New Hampshire.