Cheryl Strayed

“I vividly recall the way I pored over every page of Poets & Writers Magazine when I was in my twenties and first apprenticing myself to the craft of writing. How to write dialogue. How to structure a narrative. How to submit a manuscript to literary journals. These are questions Poets & Writers helped me figure out. Every page was an education, a preparation, a vital piece of information that I could find no where else. Perhaps best of all was the section that listed all of grants, residencies, and awards one could apply for. I scoured each listing and took every opportunity. So many of the writing residencies and awards I won in my first decade of writing came to my attention because I saw them in Poets & Writers. It has remained a vital resource for writers seeking advice, inspiration, and community. It’s essential to those of us in the literary world.”