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.
Writing about trauma is sometimes called “navel-gazing,” particularly for women writers. An essayist and memoirist confronts this stigma, and calls on writers to explore their personal traumas and truths.
An essayist discusses five journals that published work from her debut collection, Tonight I’m Someone Else.
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Vanessa Angélica Villarreal will judge in poetry, Laura van den Berg will judge in fiction, and Kate Zambreno will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 7,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Black Warrior Review, by September 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of up to 15,000 words with a $26 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
The first lines of a dozen new books, including The Dream of Reason by Jenny George.
Dionisia Morales on five journals that published essays from her debut collection, Homing Instincts.
The first lines of a dozen new books, including Feel Free by Zadie Smith.
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Fourth Genre is given annually for an essay. Using the online submission system, submit an essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee by March 20. Robin Hemley will judge. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.