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Rethinking the rules
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2021 Holiday Gift Guide FOR WRITERS • Literary delights to make the season bright.
Mirror works, window works • It’s time to broaden what we mean by ‘literature.’
Gift to Self • Ideas for what to give the most important writer on your list: you.
Widen your FREELANCE HORIZONS • 13 FREELANCE MARKETS TO EXPOLRE BEYOND ARTICLE WRITER
The Elders • READ THE FIRST-PLACE WINNER OF OUR 2020 FALL SHORT STORY CONTEST.
Interview with JENNIFER CHEN
BUILDING YOUR CHARACTERS INTO BONA FIDE PEOPLE • TIPS FOR TURNING FLAT CHARACTERS INTO THREE-DIMENSIONAL ONES.
Let bylines be bylines • (…and know how they can advance your career.)
Storm Cellar • This 11-year-old publication showcases both emerging and established voices, with art and writing emphasizing – but not limited to – voices from the Midwest.
Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference • This Chicago conference will welcome writers for inspiration, instruction, and camaraderie in March.
2022 EDUCATION GUIDE • Take your writing to the next level.
Gigi Will Know • Have a query about craft? Need some clarification on an aspect of the publishing industry? Looking for career advice? Email your queries to email@example.com with the subject line “Advice Column.” We can’t wait to read your questions!