Creative Writing

Maureen N. McLane in Conversation

<i>Maureen N. McLane is the author of five poetry collections and of</i> My Poets<i>, a hybrid work of memoir and criticism. Her new book,</i> Some Say<i>, was</i> …

Poetry

Awl and Hairpin to Shutter, United States Artists 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 …

Philip K. Dick

Craft Capsule: Finding Your Story

This is the twenty-first in a series of micro craft essays exploring the finer points of writing. Check back each Tuesday for a new Craft …

Writing

Philip Roth on Life as a Retired Writer, Kaveh Akbar’s Poetic Gratitude, 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

The Joys Of Creative Writing

How will the old saying go? Everybody includes a novel in them! It stands true today as abundant because it did when it absolutely was initial coined …

Writing

Plots, Personal Inspiration, & Popular Fiction Writing Part III

Part III – Making Popular Fiction<p>Book: “Writing Popular Fiction” by Dean Koontz (no digital version, hardback out of print)<p>Koontz starts out by …

Psychology

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Keep Out

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (<i>no sexual, political, or religious</i> stories, …

Writing

What is Creative Writing? Michelle Tea Explains.

The Magic and Mystery of Creative Writing<p>January 13, 2018<p>Creative Writing is writing that comes from the heart. It’s opposite, I suppose, would be …

Authors

Local author to host creative writing session

BUDDING writers will have the chance to flex their creative muscles this month with a creative writing day from a renowned local author.<p>Cathy Farr …

Wales

Breaking Down Our Barriers: A Q&A With Jim Daniels, Founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards

Since 1999 the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards program has provided an outlet for young people to express their complex experiences …

Black History

The Many Faces of Inspiration: A Q&A With Edward Carey

For the past eight years we have commissioned original artwork for the cover of our annual Inspiration Issue, resulting in incredible designs by Chip …

Writing

Women Writing About the Wild, Translation Database Finds New Home, 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

A Happy Affliction: A Conversation with Paul Muldoon

<i>LESS THAN ONE YEAR since leaving his decade-long post as poetry editor at</i> The New Yorker<i>,</i> <i>Paul</i> <i>Muldoon is as deeply embedded in the literary world as</i> …

Books

The Gamble written by Arthur Unk at Spillwords.com

• Rate this flash fiction<p>User Rating 0 (0 votes)<p>Sending<p>Add to favorites<p><b>The Gamble</b><p>written by: Arthur Unk<p>@ArthurUnkTweets<p>"The air is crisp today," he …

H.P. Lovecraft

The Reviewer’s Fallacy, Media Men List Creator Comes Forth, 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

Margaret Rhee

“Most times, writing a poem does not require research. Drawing from personal experiences, observations, and emotions, a poem can hold the everyday. …

Writing

Arthur Miller Archive, Now Read This Book Club, 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

Win up to $500 for writing a poem or short story!

<b>The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest</b> is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art …

Authors

Your Happy Place

“The happiest places incubate happiness for their people,” writes Dan Buettner in <i>National Geographic</i> about findings from the annual World Happiness …

Happiness

Pirate Reading, Man Booker Prize Expands, 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

The Journey

Poetry<i>Brian Evans-Jones immigrated to southern Maine from Hampshire, U.K. in 2014. He received his BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from</i> …

Writing

“Art” Flash Fiction Contest

Brilliant Flash Fiction is now accepting entries to its quarterly contest. No poetry, essays, non-fiction or memoir, please. Stories unrelated to the …

Flash Fiction

PEN Centers Unite, Most Anticipated Books of 2018, 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 …

Brontë Family

7 Day Creative Writing Challenge

You want to become a writer, but you’re not sure how to stay disciplined. But now that it’s 2018, you’re ready to commit and focus on your writing …

Writing

Jesmyn Ward’s Writing Advice, Wolff Book on Trump Presidency Published Today, 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

Being a Fiction Writing Coach: 5 Valuable Lessons Learned

Being a fiction writing coach gives daily insights into the common and different struggles aspiring authors face. It also helps us find solutions we …

Writing

Our Cha-Cha Toward Oblivion: Kurt Caswell Interviews John Lane

<i>JOHN LANE’S newest book,</i> Anthropocene Blues<i>, is a collection of poetry that addresses the fate of humanity against the loss of species diversity and</i> …

Books

Naima Coster

• Printable Version<br>• Log in to Send<br>• Log in to Save<br>• Pinterest<br>“My favorite endings in fiction are the ones that bring us to a precipice. We feel keenly that …

Writing

Instant Message

As writers, we tend to put up a wall between our creative writing (poems, stories, essays) and our more ordinary writing (to-do lists, e-mails). This …

Writing

Submissions Open for Graywolf Nonfiction Prize

Submissions are open for the 2018 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, given biennially for a nonfiction manuscript-in-progress by a writer not yet …

Publishing