The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion and The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void by Jackie Wang.
Five authors over the age of fifty—Elizabeth Wetmore, Vivian Gibson, A. H. Kim, Susan Buttenwieser, and Daniel Becker—share excerpts from their first books.
Ten years after her debut story collection was published, Danielle Evans returns with her second book, The Office of Historical Corrections, a timely reckoning with, among other things, America’s history of racialized violence.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Dearly by Margaret Atwood and Memorial by Bryan Washington.
The fiction writer on five journals that published stories from her debut collection, If the Body Allows It.
Novelist Eleanor Henderson discusses the beauty and necessity of backstory in fiction, offering a counterpoint to a previously published article in which novelist Benjamin Percy warned writers about the dangers of backstory.
Two new notable anthologies, And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again and African American Poetry, published in the second half of 2020.
In his third novel, Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alam delivers a propulsive narrative that speaks to the challenges and crises of the moment while defying any expectations of what a novel written by a gay Indian man should be.
Write a poem considering the beauty of a vestigial organ, a story in which the main character is reflected in the setting, or a lyric essay on memories of intimacy from the past.
Four new anthologies, including We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics and Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction.