“There’s no shortcut. Not for anything.” —Kawai Strong Washburn, author of Sharks in the Time of Saviors
“You have to become the person who can write the book you’re working on.” —Zeyn Joukhadar, author of The Thirty Names of Night
“Feel for the thread. Follow it through the dark.” —Kendra Atleework, author of Miracle Country
“Don’t ever find your voice.” —Khaled Mattawa, author of Fugitive Atlas
“You may not see it, but I am always writing.” —Heid E. Erdrich, author of Little Big Bully
"Writing is part of my life, and life is part of my writing.” —Khadijah Queen, author of Anodyne
The author of Horsepower suggests putting aside knowledge and focusing on unlearning.
The author of The Prettiest Star shares strategies and questions that help him get to know his characters.
The issues are cohesive; the whole of the magazine is comprehensive.
Submit anything, from new to almost-forgotten, previously published if noted in an email, or rejected for whatever reason from other venues. I do work with talented writers if a theme or plot or character can be drawn out and refined for publication in Wood Coin. The magazine is uncensored as of January 2018, yet extreme literary or artistic stunts need to coincide with US obscenity laws.
“The most challenging thing every time I sit down to write is to make the poem on the page as alive as the poem in my head.” —Barbara Crooker, author of Some Glad Morning