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December 2017

Elane Johnson

Serial killers among us

By Elane Johnson


More money, less time

By Pete Croatto

Five steps to increase your freelancing profits in 2018.

Dream chasers

By Melissa Hart

Older students seeking graduate degrees in creative writing prove that age really is just a number.

Who’s reading your website?

By Donna Talarico

How to increase accessibility for online writers and readers.

Fiction: “Hunger”

By Leila Springer

Read the first-place winner of our “Let There Be Light” short story contest.

Inside the wunderkammer


Announcing the top entries in our micro-memoir contest.

Punctuation boot camp

By Gail Radley

Whip those comma splices, uncertain semicolons, and errant exclamation marks into shape with our ultimate grammar guide.



Ranking rejection

By Virginia Butler

All rejection letters are not created equal.


Positioning is everything

By M.T. Schwartzman

How to target the right department for your article.


American Society of Journalists and Authors Conferences


Want mentorship, must-know trends, and freelance opportunities all in one conference? This nonfiction-based organization has events for you.

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From the Editor

Take Note

Featuring Elane Johnson and Danny Strong.


How I Write

Julia Goldberg: “Craft and technique can sustain and improve the drive to tell a story. If you have drive to tell a story, anyone should feel that they can have the capacity to tell that story.”