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April 2018

Yi Shun Lai

The editor, the excavator

By Yi Shun Lai

Features

Write a book in 90 days

By Jen Glantz

How to complete a first draft of your manuscript in three months or less.

Writing to save the world

By Melissa Hart

Authors are becoming increasingly concerned about the state of our planet – and what we can do about it. Enter climate fiction, or “cli-fi,” a new genre that deals with climate change and global warming on both a modern and future scale.

When verse meets prose

By Jack Smith

How writing poems can enhance your fiction – and vice versa.

Where fiction & nonfiction collide

By Heather Villa

The top techniques writers should steal from novelists.

Let me send you some questions!

By Donna Talarico

Are email interviews ruining storytelling?

Departments

BREAKTHROUGH

My favorite mobster

By Jaimie Seaton

What a reformed bootlegger taught a cub reporter about journalism – and life.

WRITING ESSENTIALS

A truthteller’s toolbox

By Linda Lowen

Ten essential resources for nonfiction writers.

FREELANCE SUCCESS

Letting go

By Pete Croatto

Seven signs it’s time to say goodbye to a client.

LITERARY SPOTLIGHT

Catapult

By Melissa Hart

This multi-faceted organization is a literary journal, publishing house, writing center, and online community, all in one place.

CONFERENCE INSIDER

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry

By Melissa Hart

A historic setting provides the perfect backdrop for a celebration of poetry and the artists who craft it.

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From the Editor

Take Note

Featuring Yi Shun Lai, Clara Bingham, and more.

Markets

How I Write

Kamilah Aisha Moon: “I really think for many of us, poetry chooses us.”