September 2016 Writing into the mainstream By Vanessa Garcia Learning the ABCs of writing about Cuba. Features New voices in publishing By Megan Kaplon These six young editors and writers prove that age is just a number. The science of submission By Keysha Whitaker Considering your mathematical odds of getting accepted can help soften the sting of rejection. Steer your brand towards success (without sinking) By Brian Feinblum Building your personal writer brand can lead to smoother career sailing, but one wrong move can land you in rocky waters. Here's our guide to staying afloat. Adventures in adaptation By Jeff Lyons Overcome the top six hurdles writers face when adapting their screenplay into a novel. Departments Market Focus Level up By Laura Marchand Video games offer lucrative opportunities for freelancers - if you can get your foot in the door. Class Action To a degree By Ryan Van Cleave What are you really paying for when you enroll in a creative writing program? Writing Essentials No filter By Jacqueline Hesse Don't put unnecessary distance between your story and your reader. Off the Cuff Saving face By Tara Laskowski Why one writer rejects having an official Facebook author page - and why you might consider doing the same. Write Stuff Blogs versus articles By Debbie Swanson Both pay the bills, but how does one differ from the other? Freelance Success Free time By Julia Rappaport Use downtime between projects to improve your craft. Conference Insider Do your homework By Melissa Hart An intense California conference combines marketing skills with craft. Literary Spotlight A novel concept By Melissa Hart Five Points is one of the few journals that publishes novel and memoir excerpts. Also in Every Issue From the Editor Take Note Vanessa Garcia, Julia Fierro, and more. Markets How I Write Angela Flournoy: "No outside pressure could live up to the pressure I've always put on myself as a writer."