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Deborah Joy Corey

A shack of one's own

By Deborah Joy Corey

Can nature set your imagination free?

Features

Rolling deep

By Julie Krug

Rhythm and roots mark Major Jackson's poetry as he reaches back to the foundations of the form.

Hero journey

By Megan Kaplon

Christopher McDougall fearlessly takes risks with his work. Should you try this at home?

Go local

By Paul Vachon

Pitch the nearby story to city and regional magazines.

Dropped by an angel

By Alicia Anstead

Mary Gordon dissects a passage from her novella.

Departments

WRITING ESSENTIALS

The big 10

By Ryan G. Van Cleave

Impress agents and editors with crisp, clean content.

OFF THE CUFF

Support system

By Pete Croatto

It takes more than talent to achieve success.

BREAKTHROUGH

Own it

By Fredricka R. Maister

Can the blank page be an inspiration?

LASTING EFFECT

1956: Eloise Jarvis McGraw

By Nicki Porter

Steps to building character.

FREELANCE SUCCESS

Bump it up

By Dorit Sasson

DIY promotion tips can help sell your book.

CLASS ACTION

Back to school

By Meredith Quinn

Want to be more effective at workshops?

MARKET FOCUS

Landing the deal

By Kevin Finley

A publicity professional offers tips for securing publication.

CONFERENCE INSIDER

Peace, love and memoir

By Meredith Quinn

Tap into creative nonfiction in LA.

LITERARY SPOTLIGHT

Region by region

By Melissa Hart

An online lit journal gets geocentric.

Also in Every Issue

Writers on writing

Katie Kitamura

Notes from the blogosphere

The Bitten Word

Take Note

The importance of cover letters, tips to sell your book from C.J. Lyons, products for a book tour and more.

Markets

Non-MFA writing programs

Classified advertising

How I Write

Jami Attenberg: "You have to have a lot of faith in yourself when you’re writing a book."