Regardless of whether our writing is accepted, the submission process has merits all its own, from creating deadlines to distancing us from our work.
From the Magazine
Any job has the potential to teach us valuable lessons about writing. Novelist Hannah Gersen shares what she learned about writing fiction from working as a speechwriter for the New York City Parks and Recreation Commissioner.
A poet, novelist, and memoirist investigates the experience of imposter syndrome—that insidious feeling of being a fraud—and poses the question, What would happen if writers stopped viewing their careers as a series of happy accidents?
Novelist and seasoned colonist Alexander Chee shares valuable advice for writers embarking on their first writers retreat.
The assistant poetry editor of Able Muse offers his thoughts on coming to terms with the inevitability—and impersonality—of rejection in the world of literary magazines.
A case for balancing action with introspection in fiction, in order to avoid “gumming up the gears of your story.”
Barnes & Noble narrows losses; the world’s top-earning authors; the dangers of reading; and other news.
Audrey Niffenegger slams Amazon; Louise Erdrich wins Dayton distinguished achievement award; the science of typos; and other news.