Don’t Write Alone

Job Opportunities for Writers: January 14, 2022

We post roundups of writing and literary jobs once a week. Here’s our list for January 14, 2022.

Jan 14, 2022
“I’m less interested in being a good writer than I am in being an honest writer”: A Conversation with Zeba Blay

“I think that knowing your voice is one thing, but standing by it is such an important part of being a writer.”

Jan 13, 2022
Creating Scenes for Discovery

Storytelling is like the TARDIS in ‘Doctor Who’—the narrower and more specific we get on the outside, the bigger it gets on the inside.

Jan 12, 2022
Dreaming of Writing While Waiting Tables

I recently realized that my dream of being a writer, which escorted me into the restaurant industry, will eventually escort me out.

Jan 11, 2022
Writing at Home With My Parents, Who I’m Definitely Not Fictionalizing in My Novel

It doesn’t really matter at all where I write—as long as, at some point, I have the option and availability to transition to my bed.

Jan 10, 2022
Submission and Pitching Opportunities: January 7, 2021

We publish submission roundups at least twice a month. Here’s our list of literary magazines and contest opportunities for January 7, 2022.

How’s the Writing Going, Jen Doll?

“I think I’m trying to reconcile the need to write and have a deadline with the need to be a human? And right now, the human is winning.”

Jan 06, 2022
How Do You Find a Writers’ Group? Try Making Your Own

A roundtable discussion between five writers in a writers’ groups about building—and maintaining—writers’ groups.

Jan 05, 2022
What If I Never Publish Another Book?

Book publishing is one hell of a marathon. As soon as one race ends, another begins.

Jan 04, 2022
Tell More Lies

Poems and stories are only two sorts of lies, but they’re the ones Steven Duong tells most often. Try out his writing exercise to generate new work.

Jan 03, 2022
Writing Haibun and Parenting Like a Poet

My daughter is both woman and girl, loving me and needing to find space from me, and I am teacher and student, confident and terrified.

Dec 22, 2021
Lessons from the Paintbrush to the Pen

I discovered that storytelling is also just as much science as art.

Dec 22, 2021
“It took me many years to build the confidence to fight for my ideas” : A Conversation with Leslie Shipman

Amy Gall chats with Leslie Shipman of the Shipman Agency about how the most important ingredient to building a successful small business is love.

Dec 21, 2021
Trans Voices Belong in the Recording Booth Too

Contributing to the small body of trans-narrated, trans-written audiobooks felt both personally affirming and politically necessary.

Dec 20, 2021
Submission and Pitching Opportunities: December 17, 2021

We post submission roundups once a week. Here’s our list of literary magazines and freelance opportunities for December 17, 2021.

Dec 17, 2021
Job Opportunities for Writers: December 17, 2021

We post roundups of writing and literary jobs once a week. Here’s our list for December 17, 2021.

Dec 17, 2021
On “getting creatively lost”: Robert J. Dau Prize Winner Mathapelo Mofokeng

Learn about Mathapelo Mofokeng’s short story “The Strong-Strong Winds,” which was selected for ‘Best Debut Short Stories 2021.’

Dec 16, 2021
Why We Should Translate Literature About Trauma

Translating trauma and violence is not just about deciphering pain but also about recreating an emotional language that helps us to understand each other better.

Dec 16, 2021
What You May Never Find During the Research Process

What happens to your writing project if you are unable to find a particular source? Adin Dobkin shares two options: either you carry on or decide the project is valueless without it.

Dec 15, 2021
The Working Metaphors of Novel Writing

Ingrid Rojas Conteras speaks to Naima Coster, Alexandra Kleeman, R. O. Kwon, Laura van den Berg, and Bryan Washington about the language they use to describe writing novels.