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.
Poets & Writers Magazine
EDITOR’S Note • WHO? ME? COME IN, COME IN!
At Home With Elizabeth Bishop
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
An Alaska Retreat for Women Writers
594 Ways of Reading Jane Eyre
Small Press Points
Cisneros Celebrates Macondo
The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
How to Live • LESSONS FROM LAST NIGHT’S READING
Force of Will • THE STORY OF EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL’S DRAMATIC ASCENT TO THE BEST-SELLER LIST AFTER THE PUBLICATION OF HER FOURTH NOVEL, STATION ELEVEN, HOLDS VALUABLE LESSONS FOR WRITERS ABOUT HARD WORK AND PERSISTENCE. HER RESPONSE TO THE HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR HER FOLLOW-UP, THE GLASS HOTEL, MAY BE EVEN MORE INSTRUCTIVE.
YOU GET YOUR OWN ISLAND • Exploring Wilderness Residencies at National Parks Across the Country
Seeds of Change • What a Summer Writers Conference Can (and Cannot) Do for You
First • MONICA SOK’S A NAIL THE EVENING HANGS ON
Inside Publishing • THE BOOK PUBLICIST
Reviewers & Critics
Conferences & Residencies
The Heart of Poets & Writers