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.
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Furious Flower Grows in Virginia
The Future of Barnes & Noble
Small Press Points
Muñoz Directs Arizona MFA
The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
Manuals for Living
Indelible in the Hippocampus
A GIFT • IN THE FOLLOW-UP TO HER BEST-SELLING DEBUT NOVEL, THE TIGER’S WIFE, WHICH DREW FROM HER EARLY CHILDHOOD IN BELGRADE, TÉA OBREHT TAKES READERS TO THE INHOSPITABLE AND DROUGHT-RIDDEN ARIZONA TERRITORY OF 1893.
SARAH M. BROOM
AGENTS & EDITORS BEN GEORGE • Having come up in the world of literary magazines and small presses, Ben George, who is now a senior editor at Little, Brown and works with some of the biggest names in literary fiction and nonfiction, talks about the author-editor relationship, the plight of the midlist writer, and the art of revision.
MY MFA EXPERIENCE • Ten Recent Graduates on the Realities of Applying to, Choosing, and Attending a Writing Program
How to Get Paid
Reviewers & Critics
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