On setBy Jaime Joyce
A writer reveals the internal journey of revision.
June: The Humor Issue
Lisa Lampanelli: Fearlessly FunnyBy Patti Hartigan
Stand-up comic Lisa Lampanelli has made a career out of crafting insults. Now her humor writing is taking a turn.
Gene Perret, comedy veteranBy Alicia Anstead
This comedy writer for the stars says jokes aren’t magic. They’re hard work.
Big leagueBy Alicia Anstead
Middle grade author Gitty Daneshvari taps into humor to explore the anxieties, fear, fun and pressures of growing up.
If you build itBy Jack Smith
Five writers share processes for developing frameworks that allow stories to stand on their own.
Youth sayerBy Nicki Porter
Children's author Louis Sachar says his books are for real people with real problems.
A form of fictionBy Candy Schulman
Where do truth and imagination meet in your work?
Good griefBy Constance Hale
Seven stages of manuscript drafts can lead to success
Funny businessBy Jennifer Purdie
An introvert becomes a stand-up comedian.
Jest medicineBy Nicki Porter
Studying humor is no laughing matter.
Recurring themeBy Don Meyer
Can a local paper be home to your column?
Toast with the mostBy Melissa Hart
An online literary journal seeks art and culture quirks.
Also in Every Issue
From the Editor
Jamie Joyce, Eric Weiner, Sarah Blakley-Cartright, travel blogger Oneika Raymond and more.
How I Write
Robin Thede: Capture whatever makes you laugh and run with it."