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Being funny

I’m always on the lookout for work that makes me swoon with a finely tuned combination of intellect and emotion.

By Alicia Anstead, Editor-in-Chief | Published: April 21, 2015

Celebrating nature in writing

We hope you enjoy this issue’s stories about playwriting, role-playing, magical realism, the woes and wonders of a good editor, tips from paperback writers and much more about the life and craft of writers.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: March 17, 2015

The old house of poetry

Eliot said: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” We hope this issue finds you sitting with writers whose work engages you and pushes you far. And again farther.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: February 19, 2015

What the L?

A reflection on a typo.

By Alicia Anstead, Editor-in-Chief | Published: February 13, 2015

Becoming fearless

Bravery may not always be easy. But it certainly forces us to prevail in the presence of danger and fear, which nearly every writer confronts.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: January 20, 2015

Finding inspiration in everything

Whether on a beach watching the sunrise, around the table in the writers’ room, at your work space in the midst of family chaos or alone in your cave, inspiration is the invaluable element of all writing.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: January 5, 2015

Your role in shaping the next generation

Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, librarians, friends and community leaders all play a role in literacy. And so do writers. That last group – the writers – is the topic for this issue. If you’ve written a children’s book, middle grade book or YA book – or if you want to – you’ve come to the right place.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: December 3, 2014

A good way to end a year

While we were putting this issue together, we were thinking of the ways in which you as a writer might be assessing the last 12 months. What did you accomplish? What made you proud? How did your writing move to the next step, stage or discovery?

By Alicia Anstead | Published: October 31, 2014

What makes you squirm as a writer or editor?

To survive as creative people, we take risks. We stay up late. We teeter between worlds. Nearly every writer in this issue refers to the persistence you must have to be a writer.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: August 26, 2014