Nate Marshall’s Finna, forthcoming from One World on August 11, 2020.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Lambda Literary, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting LGBTQ literature and writers, has launched a fund-raiser to help it stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The author of The Prettiest Star celebrates the magic of minor characters.
“There was nothing hard about writing it, it was more like finally giving in to some terrible force.” —Rufi Thorpe, author of The Knockout Queen
If, as part of your graduate experience, you’re interested in contributing your time or writing to a school-sponsored journal, check out this listing of institutions whose MFA programs produce literary magazines.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s World of Wonders, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions on August 11, 2020.
A writer considers the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic is changing us, including the words we use.
“I need three things to write: snacks, drinks, and silence.” —Frances Cha, author of If I Had Your Face
The author of The Prettiest Star explores a variety of archives to help him capture the specific spirit and look of the eighties.
Raven Leilani’s Luster, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux on August 4, 2020.
The five poets who make up the Poets at the End of the World collective discuss how they support one another as artists, contribute to social causes, and envision a better, more just future.
This week’s installment of Ten Questions features Ho Sok Fong and Natascha Bruce, the author and the translator of the story collection Lake Like a Mirror.
Carter Sickels recalls the challenges of juggling multiple first-person narrators in his novel The Prettiest Star.
The pandemic has forced teaching writers and their students to move classes online, but that’s far from the only challenge for adjunct professors at colleges and universities across the country.
Matthew Baker’s Why Visit America, forthcoming from Henry Holt and Company on August 4, 2020.
A writer in Sofia, Bulgaria, tracks the coronavirus pandemic through a global network of family and friends.
The full archive of interviews with the professional writers, readers, and thinkers whose job is to start conversations about contemporary literature.
Jafreen Uddin, the new executive director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, discusses her vision for the organization, which has been the de facto home for Asian American writers for nearly thirty years.
Restless Books creates space for immigrant stories through its annual prize, which awards $10,000 and publication to a first-generation immigrant writer.
The books editor of Entertainment Weekly discusses how he picks which titles to review and what he thinks books coverage will look like in ten years.
Marlen Suyapa Bodden describes self-publishing her historical novel Arrows of Fire and hiring editorial and publishing professionals during the process. A publisher and a marketer weigh in with additional advice for engaging with readers.
In the latest installment of a yearlong series on publishing professionals, four book marketers explain how they use advertising, social media, and other platforms to boost awareness about their titles.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Synthesizing Gravity: Selected Prose by Kay Ryan and Conjure Women by Afia Atakora.
The Anderson Center in Minnesota offers the nation’s only residency designed to give Deaf artists time to work alongside one another.
Inspired by a 1971 novel by Richard Brautigan, the Brautigan Library collects unpublished books, creating a fantastic archive of stories unaffected by publishing trends—and a window into the minds and dreams of its contributing writers.