The teams behind debut authors Jordy Rosenberg, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Aja Gabel, Rachel Z. Arndt, and Ruth Joffre.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
A fiction press for first-time authors.
Simon Van Booy considers writing as a process of instinct rather than thought.
Agent Gillian MacKenzie on her new partnership with lawyer Kirsten Wolf.
An entrepreneur self-publishes a book about the failure of his business. An editor and publicist weigh in.
The influence of Instagram on the way we read poetry.
Creating local reading spaces for young black boys.
Poets and educators work to fight campus carry bills.
Ex-library books are catalogued in a new home.
This collection of case studies in self-publishing offers independent authors advice, warnings, encouragement, and inspiration.
An essayist discusses five journals that published work from her debut collection, Tonight I’m Someone Else.
In his sixth book, a sonnet sequence published by Penguin in June, Terrance Hayes cuts deep, to the marrow of the American moment, in a form with a razor’s edge: love poems for the forces trying to kill you.
“I’m still amazed by the decisions that get made that can make or break a book before it even hits the shelves.” —Lee Martin, author of the story collection The Mutual UFO Network, published today by Dzanc Books
Simon Van Booy puts inspiration and the writer’s realm of possibility into perspective.
“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.
A new anthology from Haymarket Books celebrates Black Girl Magic.
A poet discusses five journals that published poems from his second collection, Pardon My Heart.
With publishers both large and small leading the way, literary vinyl makes a comeback.
An investigation into a common, and complicated, practice.