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Poets & Writers Magazine

September/October 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.

pw.org

Poets & Writers Magazine

EDITOR’S Note • MORE THAN ONE WAY TO VERB A NOUN

Reactions

Forty Years of Banned Books Week

CONTRIBUTORS

Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin

A Lending Library of Joy, Storytelling

IN MEMORIAM

The Literary Dimensions of TikTok

Small Press Points

Literary MagNet

THE WRITTEN IMAGE

Matejka Leads Change at Poetry

The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises

Best Wishes • STORIES FROM THE FRONT OF THE BOOK-SIGNING LINE

A Fertile Contamination • CONSIDERING TRANSLATIONS AMONG THE YEAR’S BEST SHORT STORIES

Agents and Writers • WHEN THE AFFAIR IS OVER

HOW IT FELT • IN HER SECOND NOVEL, THE FURROWS: AN ELEGY, NAMWALI SERPELL CONJURES THE ROILING NATURE OF GRIEF IN A POWERFUL NARRATIVE THAT EXPLORES MEMORY, LOSS, AND BLACK IDENTITY WITHOUT RESTING ON WHAT SHE CALLS THE “MEANINGLESS PLATITUDE” THAT ART PROMOTES EMPATHY.

The Furrows: An Elegy

The New 2022 Nonfiction

My Life in Book BANNING • THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF LAST YEAR’S MOST CHALLENGED BOOKS CONFRONTS A CAMPAIGN OF THREATS, CYBERATTACKS, AND DOXING IN THE POST-TRUTH ERA.

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021

Agents & Editors ANNIE HWANG • Annie Hwang of Ayesha Pande Literary talks about community building, professional burnout, the questions writers should ask when querying agents, and the demanding work of advocating for diversity in publishing.

A Writer’s EDUCATION

Continuing Education • Before a calling to write can turn into a pursuit of the craft, a writer needs one thing: belief that their words and their ideas matter. We asked four writers to reflect on the people and moments that gave them permission to make their art.

Surrender

Towards a Poetics of Discovery

Say You’re a Writer

Belonging and the MFA

MFA APPLICATION ADVICE

Making the Most of Writing Workshops

Reading as an Apprentice Time Traveler • A Lesson in Close Reading and in Writing Time

The Writer’s Bookshelf • A Year of Craft Reading and Advice

Reclaiming My Book • TRANSLATING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE TO TEXT AND SOUND

Reviewers & Critics • KATE TUTTLE OF THE BOSTON GLOBE

On Writing About Books • TEN PRO TIPS FOR THE FREELANCE REVIEWER

The Savvy Self-Publisher • NITA WIGGINS

Deadlines

Submission Calendar

Recent Winners

Conferences & Residencies

THE FRIENDS OF POETS & WRITERS, INC. • We are happy to acknowledge these Friends whose recent gifts help make our programs possible.

A Compass and a Map


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 196 Publisher: Poets & Writers, Inc Edition: September/October 2022

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  • Release date: August 17, 2022

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English

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.

pw.org

Poets & Writers Magazine

EDITOR’S Note • MORE THAN ONE WAY TO VERB A NOUN

Reactions

Forty Years of Banned Books Week

CONTRIBUTORS

Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin

A Lending Library of Joy, Storytelling

IN MEMORIAM

The Literary Dimensions of TikTok

Small Press Points

Literary MagNet

THE WRITTEN IMAGE

Matejka Leads Change at Poetry

The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises

Best Wishes • STORIES FROM THE FRONT OF THE BOOK-SIGNING LINE

A Fertile Contamination • CONSIDERING TRANSLATIONS AMONG THE YEAR’S BEST SHORT STORIES

Agents and Writers • WHEN THE AFFAIR IS OVER

HOW IT FELT • IN HER SECOND NOVEL, THE FURROWS: AN ELEGY, NAMWALI SERPELL CONJURES THE ROILING NATURE OF GRIEF IN A POWERFUL NARRATIVE THAT EXPLORES MEMORY, LOSS, AND BLACK IDENTITY WITHOUT RESTING ON WHAT SHE CALLS THE “MEANINGLESS PLATITUDE” THAT ART PROMOTES EMPATHY.

The Furrows: An Elegy

The New 2022 Nonfiction

My Life in Book BANNING • THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF LAST YEAR’S MOST CHALLENGED BOOKS CONFRONTS A CAMPAIGN OF THREATS, CYBERATTACKS, AND DOXING IN THE POST-TRUTH ERA.

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021

Agents & Editors ANNIE HWANG • Annie Hwang of Ayesha Pande Literary talks about community building, professional burnout, the questions writers should ask when querying agents, and the demanding work of advocating for diversity in publishing.

A Writer’s EDUCATION

Continuing Education • Before a calling to write can turn into a pursuit of the craft, a writer needs one thing: belief that their words and their ideas matter. We asked four writers to reflect on the people and moments that gave them permission to make their art.

Surrender

Towards a Poetics of Discovery

Say You’re a Writer

Belonging and the MFA

MFA APPLICATION ADVICE

Making the Most of Writing Workshops

Reading as an Apprentice Time Traveler • A Lesson in Close Reading and in Writing Time

The Writer’s Bookshelf • A Year of Craft Reading and Advice

Reclaiming My Book • TRANSLATING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE TO TEXT AND SOUND

Reviewers & Critics • KATE TUTTLE OF THE BOSTON GLOBE

On Writing About Books • TEN PRO TIPS FOR THE FREELANCE REVIEWER

The Savvy Self-Publisher • NITA WIGGINS

Deadlines

Submission Calendar

Recent Winners

Conferences & Residencies

THE FRIENDS OF POETS & WRITERS, INC. • We are happy to acknowledge these Friends whose recent gifts help make our programs possible.

A Compass and a Map


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