For more than twenty years, Poets & Writers Magazine has been a trusted companion to writers who take their vocation seriously. Within its pages, our readers find provocative essays on the literary life, practical guidance for getting published and pursuing writing careers, in-depth profiles of poets, fiction writers, and writers of creative nonfiction, and conversation among fellow professionals.
EDITOR’S Note • THE DEMOCRACY OF CURIOSITY
Classic Meets Graphic
Publishing Books About Grief
The Intersection of Art & Literature
Small Press Points
The New Editor of the Paris Review
TheTimeIsNow • Writing Prompts and Exercises
A Forgotten Form • THE ART OF LETTER WRITING
DEAR READER: NOTEWORTHY COLLECTIONS OF LITERARY LETTERS
Writing Partners • WORKING TOGETHER THROUGH WRITING AND LIFE
TALKING TO STRANGERS • IN MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AS A STAFF WRITER AT THE NEW YORKER, DURING WHICH TIME SHE HAS WRITTEN EIGHT BOOKS, INCLUDING THE LIBRARY BOOK, PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER BY SIMON & SCHUSTER, SUSAN ORLEAN HAS DISPLAYED A SEEMINGLY SIMPLE YET REMARKABLE TALENT: GETTING PEOPLE TO TALK.
The Library Book
A TALK IN THE WOODS • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO BEST-SELLING AUTHORS MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME? A CONVERSATION BETWEEN BARBARA KINGSOLVER, WHOSE NEW NOVEL, UNSHELTERED, IS OUT FROM HARPER, AND RICHARD POWERS, WHOSE NOVEL THE OVERSTORY WAS PUBLISHED BY W. W. NORTON IN APRIL, TURNS INTO AN IMPROMPTU MASTER CLASS IN FICTION UNDER A CANOPY OF LEAVES IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA.
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Diving Into the Digital Slush Pile • How Online Submissions Are Changing Lit Mags (and Your Chances of Publication)
Fight for Your Rights • Understanding Literary Magazine Contracts
Telling a Different Story • How to Cultivate Inclusivity at Literary Magazines
Reviewers & Critics • LAURIE HERTZEL OF THE STAR TRIBUNE
Agent Advice • Priya Doraswamy of Lotus Lane Literary
Conferences & Residencies
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