For more than twenty years, Poets & Writers Magazine has been a trusted companion to writers who take their vocation seriously. Within its pages, our readers find provocative essays on the literary life, practical guidance for getting published and pursuing writing careers, in-depth profiles of poets, fiction writers, and writers of creative nonfiction, and conversation among fellow professionals.
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
Poets Protest Guns in the Classroom
Instapoets Prove Powerful in Print
Small Press Points
A Merger of Literary, Legal Minds
The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
The Tale of the Traveling Chicken • LEARNING THE ART OF FICTION WITH A JOKE
MY PAST AND FUTURE ASSASSIN • IN HIS SIXTH BOOK, A SONNET SEQUENCE PUBLISHED BY PENGUIN IN JUNE, TERRANCE HAYES CUTS DEEP, TO THE MARROW OF THE AMERICAN MOMENT, IN A FORM WITH A RAZOR’S EDGE: LOVE POEMS FOR THE FORCES TRYING TO KILL YOU.
American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin
Severe Weather in the Sunshine State • FLORIDA ISN’T JUST THE TITLE OF LAUREN GROFF’S NEW STORY COLLECTION, PUBLISHED IN JUNE BY RIVERHEAD BOOKS; IT’S ALSO A BAD JOKE, A GOOD HOME, A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION, A SET OF CONTRADICTIONS, AND, PERHAPS, ULTIMATELY A STATE OF MIND.
First Fiction 2018
R. O. Kwon
Fatima Farheen Mirza
The Business of Relationships • HOW AUTHORS, AGENTS, EDITORS, BOOKSELLERS, AND PUBLICISTS WORK TOGETHER TO REACH READERS
Standing the Test of Time • SECRETS OF MAINTAINING A LONG-TERM AGENT-AUTHOR RELATIONSHIP
The Savvy Self-Publisher
Conferences & Residencies
A Tightrope and a Safety Net