Introducing the DIY writing retreatBy Susan Ito
Most writers don’t have enough cash, time, or patience to plan a writing getaway, right?
On self-assignmentBy Amy Wright
Sometimes our writing asks us to step away from the page and into the real world.
Niche networksBy Melissa Hart
Conferences and retreats for every writer.
From both sidesBy Jack Smith
In fiction and nonfiction alike, Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen aims to shed fresh light on war, race, culture, and, ultimately, our humanity.
‘What do you do?’By Pete Croatto
How to answer this deceptively difficult question.
What the writer doesn’t knowBy Lynne Constantine
In a sea of conflicting advice, one writer finally found a voice she could trust – and refined her own in the process.
Hit the ground runningBy Jen A. Miller
A five-step guide to planning a successful DIY book tour.
Scene-building secretsBy Ryan G. Van Cleave
Three creative nonfiction pros on how to snare readers.
Low-res? Try no-res.By Jeff Tamarkin
When you can’t get away to pursue your MFA, these online-only programs might offer a solution.
Warm, welcoming, collegialBy Melissa Hart
Canadian camaraderie abounds at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference.
Art of darknessBy Melissa Hart
This online magazine definitely isn’t afraid of the dark.
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From the Editor
James Sadwith, Dylan Landis, and more.
How I Write
Etgar Keret: “There’s something intense about my stories, and I see my stories like explosions. They come from the gut and come out short. It’s just the way I write.”