Simon Van Booy puts inspiration and the writer’s realm of possibility into perspective.
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“There’s no such thing as writer’s block.” —Akil Kumarasamy, author of the debut story collection Half Gods, published today by FSG.
“Write the truth according to the character.” —A. M. Homes, author of the story collection Days of Awe, published today by Viking.
New York City–based independent press Four Way Books celebrates twenty-five years.
The author of Still Life With Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl talks about her formative time at Hedgebrook, the relationship between poetry and the Internet, and more.
The novelist talks about his first essay collection, How to Write An Autobiographical Novel; how to keep working during bouts of self-doubt; and more.
Two novelists discuss the pleasures of reading and writing quiet books.
The vice president and editorial director of Riverhead Books on the art of editing.
An investigation into a common, and complicated, practice.
An author and book reviewer discusses both sides of the writer-critic divide.
Library of America editorial director John Kulka on the importance of publishing classic American literature.
With publishers both large and small leading the way, literary vinyl makes a comeback.
A poet discusses five journals that published poems from his second collection, Pardon My Heart.
A new anthology from Haymarket Books celebrates Black Girl Magic.
A new graphic novel out from Montreal comics publisher Drawn & Quarterly.
The first lines of a dozen new books, including The Dream of Reason by Jenny George.
A Missouri-based publisher of poetry and fiction allows authors more creative control over their books.
The iconic Seattle literary arts organization plans for the opening of a new space for writers.
A comparative analysis of the last three years of the magazine’s Deadlines section.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet talks about his new book, Air Traffic: A Memoir or Ambition and Manhood in America.
The editor of Black Renaissance Noire on the importance of publishing new and emerging writers.
Responses to AWP executive director David Fenza’s departure have been met by silence from the organization’s board.
On March 11 the board of directors of AWP ended its relationship with the organization’s long-time executive director, David Fenza. “I had no warnings,” he says.
The Pulitzer Prize winner offers his personal perspective on the idea of “home” in his foreword to Go Home!, a new anthology of fiction, memoir, and poetry by Asian diasporic writers.
Dan Beachy-Quick explores the infinite possibilities of poetry and the idea that metaphor can be a philosophy, and poetic craft a means of living a life.