The leisured questBy Joel Fishbane
Should getting published always be the ultimate goal?
Going rogueBy Kerrie Flanagan
Is self-publishing right for you?
The art of yearningBy Ryan G. Van Cleave
Pulitzer winner Robert Olen Butler on how great stories are made.
Evolution of a manuscriptBy Rebekah L. Fraser
Inside author Carmiel Banasky’s revision process.
Renaissance manBy Jeff Ayers
Gregg Hurwitz leaps from page to screen to comic book panel in the blink of an eye. But no matter his medium, his end goal is the same: to tell an unforgettable, compelling story you can’t put down.
Jumpin’ jack flashBy Jack Smith
Flash fiction has never been hotter. Here’s our guide for how to write it – and where to sell it.
Standing room onlyBy Jennifer L. Blanck
Never suffer another empty book reading.
Broken commandmentsBy Ryan G. Van Cleave
When good writing advice goes bad, savvy writers know when to forge their own paths.
Writing to healBy Gail Radley
How journaling can lead to healthier lives and richer characters.
When the well runs dryBy Pete Croatto
What can a freelancer do when there’s no work to be had?
Pop flotsam, cultural jetsamBy Melissa Hart
Low culture meets high art at Barrelhouse magazine.
The affordable MFABy Jeff Tamarkin
“Budget-friendly” and “MFA” may seem like an oxymoron, but this professor/blogger/MFA grad says it’s a real possibility – as long as you know where to look.
Midwestern madnessBy Melissa Hart
This friendly conference combines world-class faculty with a welcoming, unpretentious setting. Bowling, anyone?
Also in Every Issue
From the editor
Joel Fishbane on the art of slow publishing and more.
How I Write
Anthony Varallo: “The reader reads for dialogue more than anything. The writer’s habit is to describe, but the reader would rather hear the character.”