A roundup of new anthologies, including Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, edited by Glory Edim.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Emily Nemens on her new role at the storied magazine, her editing process, and her plans for future issues.
In our third annual installment of this series, five authors over the age of fifty who published their debut books this year—Jeanne McCulloch, A. G. Lombardo, Anne Youngson, Maw Shein Win, and Laura Esther Wolfson—share their paths to publication.
A poet discusses four journals that published poems from her second collection, Instruments of the True Measure.
The industry’s best and brightest agents respond directly to readers’ questions in this regular column dating back to 2010.
“I love getting into the nitty-gritty of a novel, right down to the sentence and the word level.” —Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange
“When you’re writing, get out of the way and let the story reveal itself to you. —Simon Van Booy, author of The Sadness of Beautiful Things
“I have three states of being: feeling doubt, manifesting a vague desire to say something that seems important, and writing toward ground zero of that desire.” —Christopher Kennedy, author of Clues From the Animal Kingdom
“I find that poems in my head become louder when everything is quiet.” —Emily Jungmin Yoon, author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species
A new low-residency MFA program makes diversity its mission.
“I can multitask the hell out of a holiday meal preparation, but when I’m working on a novel it’s all or nothing.” —Melanie Hobson, author of Summer Cannibals
“To doubt yourself means you’re on to the right thing. I find that reassuring.” —Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti
“I’m for an industry-wide ban on the blurb.” —Patrick DeWitt, author of French Exit
“It is a terrifying process to release your literary babies into the world, where anybody can say anything they want about them.” —J. M. Holmes, author of How Are You Going to Save Yourself
A novelist takes the election of a new president and her subsequent move to Canada as an opportunity to fully immerse herself in a great work of literature.
An agent answers questions on referrals, pitching a self-published book, and what to do if you’re dropped by an agency.
Why do you want an MFA? Important questions to ask yourself before you apply.
A guide to 158 full-residency and 64 low-residency programs in creative writing, plus questions to consider before you apply.
For an editor like Caroline Bleeke of Flatiron Books, there is a lot more to the job than simply reading and editing manuscripts.
A small press run by high school students in Pennsylvania publishes handmade books of poetry and prose.
In this continuing series, a book reviewer discusses the art of literary criticism—from the value of negative reviews to critics he admires.
With recent grant funding of $1.4 million, the National Book Foundation aims to reach more readers.
The Millay Society attempts to save Steepletop, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s former home in in Austerlitz, New York.
Sue Landers takes over as executive director of the nonprofit dedicated to LGBTQ writers.
A fiction writer discusses five journals that published stories from his debut collection, Friday Black.