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The past in my present
Best & brightest • A look at some of the hottest books hitting store shelves in early 2022.
Write-minded • A new guest joins co-hosts Brooke Warner and Grant Faulkner each episode for inspiration, insight, and advice on this weekly podcast.
Calls for submissions
Mystery Magazine • Love mysteries? Send your classic & contemporary whodunits for consideration in this 6-year-old journal.
Broadening the Bookshelves • This month, we’re shining a spotlight on East Asian literature.
Getting to know East Asian Literature
Talk to the Practitioner: Jane Park
The Nightstand • Recommended reading from Vanessa Hua
PANTSER OR PLOTTER? • Which writing style is right for you?
#BookTok • How to win at TikTok – and reach your readers, too.
A brand-new ending • Read the grand-prize winner of our annual essay contest.
Interview: Virginia DeLuca
A YEAR’S WORTH OF inspiration • Everything has its season – including writing prompts. No matter if you’re craving more time for personal reflection in your nonfiction, story-starting launchpads for your fiction, or professional organization in your writing life, this seasonal-driven selection of exercises will keep your creative wells filled all year long.
QUICK QUERYING TIPS
Gigi Will Know • There are a lot of things that have to happen in order for your book to get any pre-orders.