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Poets & Writers Magazine

July/August 2022
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 • Volume 50 • Issue 4

EDITOR’S Note • THANK YOU FOR WRITING THAT

Reactions • Poets & Writers Magazine welcomes feedback from its readers. Please post a comment on select articles at pw.org, e-mail editor@pw.org, or write to Editor, Poets & Writers Magazine, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. Letters accepted for publication may be edited for clarity and length.

NEWS AND Trends

CONTRIBUTORS

Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin

Book Prize Celebrates Older Poets

The Anthologist

Open Letter’s Translator Triptych

Small Press Points

Literary MagNet

Translating Ukrainian Voices

The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises

Sanctuary • HOW MY MOTHER’S ART SHAPED ME AS A WRITER

KEEPING the STORIES • Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s new novel, Woman of Light, chronicles five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West and is imbued with the acclaimed author’s rich sense of history and pride in her own mixed ancestry: “The story of who I am is inextricably tied to this country.”

Woman of Light

First Fıction 2022

Leila Mottley • whose debut novel, Nightcrawling, was published in June by Knopf

Tsering Yangzom Lama • author of the novel We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies, published in May by Bloomsbury

Arinze Ifeakandu • whose debut story collection, God’s Children Are Little Broken Things, was published in June by A Public Space Books

Paige Clark • whose debut story collection, She Is Haunted, was published in May by Two Dollar Radio

Morgan Talty • whose debut story collection, Night of the Living Rez, will be published in July by Tin House

ADVENTURES with LITERARY AGENTS • UNDERSTANDING HOW THEY THINK AND WORK—AND WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SAY NO (OR MAYBE)

JOURNEY OUT OF LIMBO • THE EPIC STORY OF HOW AN AGENT SELLS YOUR BOOK

AGENT ETIQUETTE 101

HOW TO READ A LITERARY AGENCY AGREEMENT

WHEN AN AGENT SAYS NO (OR MAYBE!) • HOW AGENT FEEDBACK CAN HELP DIVERSE WRITERS GET PUBLISHED

Going Solo • SELLING YOUR BOOK WITHOUT AN AGENT

Deadlines • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES state, national, and international prizes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. 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 contact the sponsoring organization for complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). See Submission Calendar for deadlines arranged by date, and for announcements of recently awarded prizes, see Recent Winners.

Submission Calendar

Recent Winners

Conferences & Residencies • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES application information for writers conferences, literary festivals, and residencies of interest to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators. 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 and...


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 124 Publisher: Poets & Writers, Inc Edition: July/August 2022

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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 • Volume 50 • Issue 4

EDITOR’S Note • THANK YOU FOR WRITING THAT

Reactions • Poets & Writers Magazine welcomes feedback from its readers. Please post a comment on select articles at pw.org, e-mail editor@pw.org, or write to Editor, Poets & Writers Magazine, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. Letters accepted for publication may be edited for clarity and length.

NEWS AND Trends

CONTRIBUTORS

Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin

Book Prize Celebrates Older Poets

The Anthologist

Open Letter’s Translator Triptych

Small Press Points

Literary MagNet

Translating Ukrainian Voices

The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises

Sanctuary • HOW MY MOTHER’S ART SHAPED ME AS A WRITER

KEEPING the STORIES • Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s new novel, Woman of Light, chronicles five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West and is imbued with the acclaimed author’s rich sense of history and pride in her own mixed ancestry: “The story of who I am is inextricably tied to this country.”

Woman of Light

First Fıction 2022

Leila Mottley • whose debut novel, Nightcrawling, was published in June by Knopf

Tsering Yangzom Lama • author of the novel We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies, published in May by Bloomsbury

Arinze Ifeakandu • whose debut story collection, God’s Children Are Little Broken Things, was published in June by A Public Space Books

Paige Clark • whose debut story collection, She Is Haunted, was published in May by Two Dollar Radio

Morgan Talty • whose debut story collection, Night of the Living Rez, will be published in July by Tin House

ADVENTURES with LITERARY AGENTS • UNDERSTANDING HOW THEY THINK AND WORK—AND WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SAY NO (OR MAYBE)

JOURNEY OUT OF LIMBO • THE EPIC STORY OF HOW AN AGENT SELLS YOUR BOOK

AGENT ETIQUETTE 101

HOW TO READ A LITERARY AGENCY AGREEMENT

WHEN AN AGENT SAYS NO (OR MAYBE!) • HOW AGENT FEEDBACK CAN HELP DIVERSE WRITERS GET PUBLISHED

Going Solo • SELLING YOUR BOOK WITHOUT AN AGENT

Deadlines • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES state, national, and international prizes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. 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 contact the sponsoring organization for complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). See Submission Calendar for deadlines arranged by date, and for announcements of recently awarded prizes, see Recent Winners.

Submission Calendar

Recent Winners

Conferences & Residencies • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES application information for writers conferences, literary festivals, and residencies of interest to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators. 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 and...


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