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.
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Saddle Up and Read
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
A Decade of Women Who Submit
Small Press Points
The Power of the PERIPLUS Collective
Ehrlich Speaks to Mother-Writers
The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
Not Writing Right Now • WRITER’S BLOCK DURING A PANDEMIC
IT’S YOUR TURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT • Writer’s Digest’s Competitions Offer a Compelling Combination of Prizes & Publicity
The Thousand Pages • TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING TO THE NOVEL
RESTLESS HERD • SOME THOUGHTS ON ORDER—IN POETRY, IN LIFE
FREE WRITING CONTESTS • YOUR STRESS-FREE GUIDE TO 75 CONTESTS WITH NO ENTRY FEES
FREE CONTESTS AT A GLANCE: A MONTHLY CALENDAR OF TYPICAL DEADLINES
Agent Advice • Iwalani Kim of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
Words Matter • COPYEDITING AS A PROCESS FOR (OR AGAINST) SOCIAL CHANGE
Reviewers & Critics • JENNIFER SZALAI OF THE NEW YORK TIMES
Conferences & Residencies
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