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 • MYSTERIOUS AND WILD AND WIDE-OPEN
Weathering the Storms
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
Authors Take On AI, File Lawsuits
Best American High School Writing
Small Press Points
The Editor Behind the Book Review
TheTimeIsNow • Writing Prompts and Exercises
Making Space • A FAREWELL RITUAL FOR THE DEBUT BOOK
DREAMING UP HER OWN SALVATION • IN A STUNNING NEW MEMOIR, HOW TO SAY BABYLON, SAFIYA SINCLAIR TELLS THE STORY OF GROWING UP IN A RASTAFARIAN FAMILY IN JAMAICA, BREAKING FREE OF HER FATHER’S OPPRESSIVE CONTROL, AND FINDING HER OWN VOICE AS A WOMAN AND POET.
How to Say Babylon
CREATIVE WRITING UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS WELCOMES TARFIA FAIZULLAH
LOVE, LOSS, & LIBERATION • IN POETRY, MEMOIR, AND NOW HER NOVEL, THE LIBERATORS, FORTHCOMING IN NOVEMBER FROM TIN HOUSE, E. J. KOH BREAKS NEW GROUND IN UNDERSTANDING THE KOREAN DIASPORA AND THE EMANCIPATING POWER OF LOVE.
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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BIG FIVE • The University Presses, Book Contests, Lit Mags, and Substacks Where Writers Are Publishing Now
COMMITMENT AND CARE • Publishing With a University Press
A WINNING WAY TO PUBLISH • Considering Small Press Book Contests
UPCOMING CONTESTS AND SUBMISSION WINDOWS • Twelve Small PressesThat Want to Read Your Manuscript
UNCONVENTIONAL INK • How Literary Authors Are Thriving on Substack
THE MAGIC IN THE MIX • Letters on the Art of Reading and Editing a Literary Magazine
PublishingMyths • “If you don’t earn out your advance, you’ll never publish another book.”
Hybrid Publishing • AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL WITH A PRICE TAG
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