An in-depth look at book publishing as seen through the eyes of five literary agents.
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Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
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 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 We Play a Game on the retreat in New York City.
The author of Pure Hollywood on the retreat in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The author of There There on the retreat in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
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 Shahid Reads His Own Palm on the retreat in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
The author of What We Do With the Wreckage on the retreat in Mineral, Washington
A look at some of the most exciting first books of poetry published in 2017, including WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier and Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar.
50 magazines and 5 small presses accepting submissions with no reading fees.
A look at 153 full-residency programs and 59 low-residency programs, sorted alphabetically by region.
Follow these agents on Twitter to gain insight into their tastes, author lists, and what kind of work they’re currently seeking.
Literary agents offer honest, unfiltered advice on how to find, approach, and secure the perfect agent for your work.