June 2016 On set By Jaime Joyce A writer reveals the internal journey of revision. June: The Humor Issue Features Lisa Lampanelli: Fearlessly Funny By 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 veteran By Alicia Anstead This comedy writer for the stars says jokes aren’t magic. They’re hard work. Big league By Alicia Anstead Middle grade author Gitty Daneshvari taps into humor to explore the anxieties, fear, fun and pressures of growing up. If you build it By Jack Smith Five writers share processes for developing frameworks that allow stories to stand on their own. Youth sayer By Nicki Porter Children's author Louis Sachar says his books are for real people with real problems. Departments Off the Cuff A form of fiction By Candy Schulman Where do truth and imagination meet in your work? Freelance Success Good grief By Constance Hale Seven stages of manuscript drafts can lead to success Breakthrough Funny business By Jennifer Purdie An introvert becomes a stand-up comedian. Conference Insider Jest medicine By Nicki Porter Studying humor is no laughing matter. Class Action Recurring theme By Don Meyer Can a local paper be home to your column? Literary Spotlight Toast with the most By Melissa Hart An online literary journal seeks art and culture quirks. Also in Every Issue From the Editor Take Note Jamie Joyce, Eric Weiner, Sarah Blakley-Cartright, travel blogger Oneika Raymond and more. Markets Literary journals How I Write Robin Thede: Capture whatever makes you laugh and run with it."