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Poets & Writers Magazine

November/December 2021
Magazine

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 • THE ADJUSTMENT ASSIGNMENT

Reactions • Poets & Writers Magazine welcomes feedback from its readers. Please post a comment on select articles at pw.org or e-mail editor@pw.org. Letters accepted for publication may be edited for clarity and length.

The African Poetry Digital Portal

CONTRIBUTORS

Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin

PEN International Marks a Century

The Anthologist

A Writer’s Garden of Sound

Small Press Points

Literary MagNet

Abdurraqib Edits for Tin House

The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises

Dear Memory • ON CREATIVE STRUGGLE, STRETCHING, AND ASKING FOR HELP

Lucia Berlin • MY MENTOR IN BEING AN OUTSIDER

The World The Book Can Build • WITH HIS NEW NOVEL, CLOUD CUCKOO LAND, HIS FIRST SINCE THE PULITZER PRIZE–WINNING ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, ANTHONY DOERR HAS CREATED A MASTERPIECE OF IMAGINATION THAT EMBODIES THE VAST INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF A WOUNDED WORLD.

Anna

Resistance and Reclamation • THREE POETS REVISE THE NARRATIVE OF TRANSRACIAL, TRANSNATIONAL ADOPTION

5 OVER 50

Jeffrey J. Higa

Ursula Pike

Megan Culhane Galbraith

Michael Kleber-Diggs

Vinod Busjeet

5 More Over 50

Opportunities for Writers of a Certain Age

THE LIFE CYCLE OF A PUBLISHER

The Rise of Lucky Jefferson

The Journey (So Far) of Abalone Mountain Press

Sweat Equity and the Endurance of Obsidian

Nightboat Books Enters Midlife

The Uncertain Future of Bloom

The Ebb of Harbor Mountain Press

AgentAdvice • Larissa Melo Pienkowski of Jill Grinberg Literary Management

Nonfiction Book Proposals • THE FINE ART OF CRAFTING A LITERARY BUSINESS PLAN

Deadlines • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES state, national, and international prizes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We list only prizes of $1,000 or more, prizes of $500 or more that charge no entry fee, and prestigious nonmonetary awards. Applications and submissions for the following prizes are due shortly. Before submitting a manuscript, first visit the sponsoring organization’s website for complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). See Submission Calendar for deadlines arranged by date. For announcements of recently awarded prizes, see Recent Winners.

Recent Winners

DONORS TO POETS & WRITERS, INC.

Conferences & Residencies • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES application information for writers conferences, literary festivals, and residencies of interest to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Applications for the following events are due shortly. Conferences and festivals with rolling, first-come, first-served admission are listed well in advance. Some accept registration on the date of the event. Contact the sponsoring organization for an application, complete guidelines, and updates on public health precautions. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). All accessibility information has been provided by the sponsoring organizations.

With a Little Help From Our Friends


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 148 Publisher: Poets & Writers, Inc Edition: November/December 2021

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  • Release date: October 13, 2021

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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 • THE ADJUSTMENT ASSIGNMENT

Reactions • Poets & Writers Magazine welcomes feedback from its readers. Please post a comment on select articles at pw.org or e-mail editor@pw.org. Letters accepted for publication may be edited for clarity and length.

The African Poetry Digital Portal

CONTRIBUTORS

Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin

PEN International Marks a Century

The Anthologist

A Writer’s Garden of Sound

Small Press Points

Literary MagNet

Abdurraqib Edits for Tin House

The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises

Dear Memory • ON CREATIVE STRUGGLE, STRETCHING, AND ASKING FOR HELP

Lucia Berlin • MY MENTOR IN BEING AN OUTSIDER

The World The Book Can Build • WITH HIS NEW NOVEL, CLOUD CUCKOO LAND, HIS FIRST SINCE THE PULITZER PRIZE–WINNING ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, ANTHONY DOERR HAS CREATED A MASTERPIECE OF IMAGINATION THAT EMBODIES THE VAST INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF A WOUNDED WORLD.

Anna

Resistance and Reclamation • THREE POETS REVISE THE NARRATIVE OF TRANSRACIAL, TRANSNATIONAL ADOPTION

5 OVER 50

Jeffrey J. Higa

Ursula Pike

Megan Culhane Galbraith

Michael Kleber-Diggs

Vinod Busjeet

5 More Over 50

Opportunities for Writers of a Certain Age

THE LIFE CYCLE OF A PUBLISHER

The Rise of Lucky Jefferson

The Journey (So Far) of Abalone Mountain Press

Sweat Equity and the Endurance of Obsidian

Nightboat Books Enters Midlife

The Uncertain Future of Bloom

The Ebb of Harbor Mountain Press

AgentAdvice • Larissa Melo Pienkowski of Jill Grinberg Literary Management

Nonfiction Book Proposals • THE FINE ART OF CRAFTING A LITERARY BUSINESS PLAN

Deadlines • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES state, national, and international prizes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We list only prizes of $1,000 or more, prizes of $500 or more that charge no entry fee, and prestigious nonmonetary awards. Applications and submissions for the following prizes are due shortly. Before submitting a manuscript, first visit the sponsoring organization’s website for complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). See Submission Calendar for deadlines arranged by date. For announcements of recently awarded prizes, see Recent Winners.

Recent Winners

DONORS TO POETS & WRITERS, INC.

Conferences & Residencies • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES application information for writers conferences, literary festivals, and residencies of interest to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Applications for the following events are due shortly. Conferences and festivals with rolling, first-come, first-served admission are listed well in advance. Some accept registration on the date of the event. Contact the sponsoring organization for an application, complete guidelines, and updates on public health precautions. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). All accessibility information has been provided by the sponsoring organizations.

With a Little Help From Our Friends


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