“I love more than anything to be alone in my imagination, but sometimes it is a dangerous place.” —Domenica Ruta, author of Last Day
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“What many people won’t admit is that it’s impossible to write a novel without a pinch of selfishness, and you have to beg your loved ones to forgive you for it.” —Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton
“My ideal writing environment is a semi-public place, like a shared office, or a library as long as I can avoid making eye-contact with people around me.” —Xuan Juliana Wang, author of Home Remedies
The author of the New York Times best-sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove talks about her new story collection, Orange World.
The editors stepped down after seventeen years at the nation’s oldest poetry journal.
“One of literature’s great powers is its ability to act as a tonic against xenophobia; there’s never been a moment when that power has been more urgently needed.” —Julie Orringer, author of The Flight Portfolio
“I wish our books, as art objects, had better ways of showing more of the practice and work and failure that go into making them.” —Geffrey Davis, author of Night Angler.
The editor of What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About discusses the mother wound, the importance of writing our bodies, and editing some of her favorite writers.
Adrian Matejka, Robin Coste Lewis, and Paisley Rekdal are among the thirteen recipients of the inaugural Poets Laureate Fellowships.
“I think writing should be connected to the constant ever-evolving work of discovering, (re)imagining, and (re)claiming one’s own selfhood.” —Alison C. Rollins, author of Library of Small Catastrophes
“Look for beauty and grace even in the challenging material, whenever possible.” —Kenji C. Liu, author of Monsters I Have Been
Richard Blanco’s new book, How to Love a Country, questions the very makeup of the American narrative, and ultimately asks what it means to be American.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including The Tradition by Jericho Brown and Orange World by Karen Russell.
A roundup of four new anthologies, including the third volume of the BreakBeat Poets series, Halal If You Hear Me, edited by Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo.
A fiction writer discusses five journals that published work from her debut story collection, Sabrina & Corina.
The Kansas City, Missouri–based independent press approaches its fiftieth anniversary with plans to launch a chapbook competition in 2020.
Funded by novelist Charles Frazier, the Cold Mountain series will highlight new literary fiction from the South.
This collection of case studies in self-publishing offers independent authors advice, warnings, encouragement, and inspiration.
A pair of English singer-songwriters perform literature-inspired music in bookstores across the United States.
A literary agent answers questions from writers about genre, age, costs, and client lists.
A historical novelist discusses her experiences in self-publishing; an editor and publicist weigh in.
Poet and memoirist Meghan O’Rourke, the incoming editor of the Yale Review, discusses her approach to editing, her plans for the journal, and the trends she’s most excited about.
The industry’s best and brightest agents respond directly to readers’ questions in this regular column dating back to 2010.
A Houston artist turns outdated manuals, phone books, and encyclopedias into visually striking sculptures.
Poets House in New York City launches an interactive digital exhibition of their chapbook collection.