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.
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Poets at the Museum
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
Pushcart Rolls Through Fifty Years
Publishers Sponsor L.A. Bookstore
Small Press Points
Bashir Leads Lambda Literary
TheTime Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
Letting Go • HOW I FOUND AN AGENT AFTER GIVING UP
UNSHUTTERED • PATRICIA SMITH’S JOURNEY INTO THE APERTURE OF HISTORY
Agents & Editors • Mariner Books executive editor Rakia Clark talks about unlocking the full potential of an author, how writers can shine in the query letter, and what it will take to effect meaningful change in the publishing industry.
Award-Winning Retreats • Ten ResidenciesYou Can Experience by Winning a Writing Contest
Do Not Hurry, Do Not Rest • How to Prepare for a Writing Residency
Pigeons, Pride, and Pedagogy • Surviving a Toxic Workshop
Tax Tips for Writers • SAVE MONEY WHILE PLAYING BY THE RULES
Deadlines • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES state, national, and international prizes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. We list only prizes of $1,000 or more, prizes of $500 or more that charge no entry fee, and prestigious nonmonetary awards. Applications and submissions for the following prizes are due shortly. Before submitting a manuscript, first visit the sponsoring organization’s website for complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). See Submission Calendar for deadlines arranged by date. For announcements of recently awarded prizes, see Recent Winners.
Conferences & Residencies • POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES application information for writers conferences, literary festivals, and residencies of interest to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators. Applications for the following events are due shortly. Conferences and festivals with rolling, first-come, first-served admission are listed well in advance. Some accept registration on the date of the event. Contact the sponsoring organization for an application and complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). All accessibility information has been provided by the sponsoring organizations.
Thinking Straight in a Fantastic Moment • POETS & WRITERS IS MORE than a magazine. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving creative writers. We pay fees to writers giving readings and leading workshops, provide information and advice to authors, and help them connect with one another and with audiences. We also sponsor a number of awards and prizes. Learn more at pw.org.
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