February 2016

Lee Smith

No truth in her!

By Lee Smith

Inheriting the storyteller gene serves fiction and memoir.

 

February: The memoir issue!

Features

Over the lines

By Alicia Anstead

Journalist and critic Margo Jefferson takes a collage approach for the
personal and cultural narrative of "Negroland: A Memoir."

Back to port

By Brooke Warner

Gone adrift with your memoir? Get on course with these strategies.

You must remember this

By Linda Joy Myers

Develop sensual details to trigger engagement with your reader.

Departments

OFF THE CUFF

Mind your manners

By Pete Croatto

Can politeness increase your success?

BREAKTHROUGH

On the edge

By Jaylyn Carlyle

Clinging from an Italian cliff can be a teaching moment.

MARKET FOCUS

Card catalog

By Elizabeth Ivanovich

Take steps to market your indie book to libraries.

WRITING ESSENTIALS

Refresher course

By Dorit Sasson

Keep track of narrative structure in your memoir.

FREELANCE SUCCESS

Get outta the house

By Debbie Swanson

Shared space can bring new inspiration to your workday.

CLASS ACTION

Young living

By Meredith Quinn

If you think there's an age limit to memoir, think again.

CONFERENCE INSIDER

Truth based

By Meredith Quinn

Looking for conferences about creative nonfiction?

LITERARY SPOTLIGHT

Long-term memories

By Melissa Hart

Essays and nonfiction are the brain food of an online mag.

Also in Every Issue

Take Note

Emma Brockes, dual perspectives in memoir, tips for digging into the past and more.

Markets

Grants, awards and fellowships

Classified advertising

How I Write

Jonathan Evison: "My job is to jump through that empathic window and report on the human condition. Period."