Creative Writing

Best Short Fiction of 2017 (pg. 10)

"Nguyen is the foremost literary interpreter of the Vietnamese experience in America, to be sure. But his stories, excellent from start to finish, …

Books

NEA Announces Grants, VCFA Launches International MFA, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Writing

Sufficient Density: An Interview With Frank Bidart

The first time Frank Bidart and I spoke, he phoned me at midnight. Apologetic, he said he hoped he hadn’t awakened me and then explained that he was …

Poetry

NEA Fellowships to Support Creative Writers and Literary Translators Total $1.2 Million | NEA

<i>Washington, DC</i>—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has an extensive history of supporting literature in America, providing funding for the …

Literature

Creative Writing with Emoji Prompts

What kid does not love emojis? I came across this website byrdseed.com/emojis and thought this would be a great lesson for my students. I feel …

Writing

Victoria Chang

• Printable Version<br>• Log in to Send<br>• Log in to Save<br>• Pinterest<br>“What I say here might be counterintuitive. If I am looking for writing inspiration, I do the …

Writing

National Book Award Winners, Art for Justice Grants, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Barnes & Noble

How to Make a Living as a Writer When Creative Writing Isn’t Paying the Bills

I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur.<p>Growing up, I filled journals with poetry, drawings, and stories. I studied playwriting and performance …

Digital Marketing

Jesmyn Ward, Frank Bidart Win National Book Awards

The winners of the 2017 National Book Awards were announced this evening in New York City. <b>Jesmyn Ward</b> took home the award in fiction for her novel</i> …

Books

Lauren Groff’s New Story Collection, Lit Mag Rankings, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Books

14 Tips For Entering Short Story Competitions

We’re super excited about the 12 Short Stories competition. Tomorrow is the first, optional deadline. You can still enter the competition until the …

Writing

Lannan Awards, Tips for Making an Author Website, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Writing

The Objective

FictionMiranda July’s short story “The Metal Bowl” is about a marriage and a secret that one partner brings to it, but the narrative ends up …

Writing

Access for All

<i>Kenny Fries</i> <i>is the author most recently of</i> In the Province of the Gods <i>(University of Wisconsin Press, 2017)</i><i>, which received the Creative Capital</i> …

Writing

Medium Has a Weird Relationship with Creative Writing

<b>A quick look at the Medium menu will tell you that the website doesn't really focus on creative writing.</b> There's nothing wrong with that, of course. …

Creativity

Dolores Kendrick Has Died, Vanity Fair’s New Editor, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Simon & Schuster

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Winter 2017 Edition)

Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 108 …

Authors

Perumal Murugan on returning from the 'dead', and how poetry helped him heal

Much before the 2015 controversy over his stunningly sensitive novel <i>Madhorubagan</i> forced him to announce his own 'death' as writer, Perumal Murugan …

Poetry

Flash Fiction Challenge: Predictive Text Fun

So, I love the predictive text meme, where you tell a short little story or poem or sentence based on the predictive text your phone or mobile device …

Flash Fiction

Pupils show their creative writing skills

STUDENTS at Flixton Girls School have been dispalying their creztive writing skills in a competition run by the school.<p>'Chillerfest' challenged the …

Manchester

Saeed Jones on BuzzFeed’s Twitter Show, Audible Turns Twenty, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Writing

How to Get an Agent & Sell Your Book - Christopher Hermelin

Christopher Hermelin is in his fourth year as a literary agent working and living in Brooklyn. He studied creative writing in undergrad at UC Santa …

Publishing

Enter The First Page now

The First Page is a brand new creative writing challenge for students in Grades 7 to 12, and is <b>open starting Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. ET and closes on Nov.</b> …

Flannery O’Connor’s College Journal, Amazon’s Hundred Best Books of 2017, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Literature

Will Dowd

“Whenever I find myself at a literary crossroads, I reach for my Tarot deck. In my regular life, I’m a staunch scientific materialist (I even …

Writing

Poetry Across the Nations, Digital Dante, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Writing

V International Flash Fiction Competition – $20,000 prize!

There is a new Flash Fiction competition…a V International one… run by<p>Fundación César Egido Serrano<p>The 5th Edition of the International Prize for …

Flash Fiction

Hybrid Genres: Using Strong Research & Imagination to Blend Genres

I write a detective fiction series set in World War II Britain. My lead character, Detective Chief Inspector Frank Merlin, is a tough and experienced …

Popular Fiction

Body Movin’

“I did not yet consider myself a poet, but I could not forget the sensual power of her words,” writes Tina Carlson, in “5 Over 50” in the …

Writing

Publishing a Book in Trump’s First Year, the Contradictions of Philip Roth, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Books