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Valley Haggard on Writing, Working With Kids on Writing, and Life in 10 Minutes

David Henry Sterry | Posted 12.10.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Valley Haggard (best name ever! And yes, it's real!) when David was doing a reading at a tiny bookstore which shall remain nameless. The bookstore was so bad that they didn't even realize there was a reading going on there that day.

Alana Atwood and the Awful, Very Bad, No Good Sentence

Roz Warren | Posted 09.25.2015 | Books
Roz Warren

My friend Alana Atwood, who edits a prestigious Seattle-based literary magazine, recently received a submission that was poorly written.

8 Fantastic New Writers To Look Out For

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.07.2015 | Books

In the unlikely event that your well of reading recommendation resources has run dry, we've gathered together to-read lists from a handful of esteemed...

A Review: 'One Teen Story'

Amy Yoelin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

Often in our English classes we hear about literary magazines, but have you actually read any? Well, if you haven't, you're in luck! Now more than ever, there are literary magazines geared towards the young adult genre. (Insert happy dance.)

Traveling in the North Country

Lucky Peach | Posted 06.11.2013 | Taste
Lucky Peach

A trip to North Korea from the seventh issue of Lucky Peach, the Travel Issue.

Sanctification Through Words: Joy Williams's 99 Stories of God

K. Tyler Christensen | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
K. Tyler Christensen

On my first day at Tin House (and during cocktail hour), I anxiously asked Williams what she was reading/what I should be reading. Don DeLillo's Point Omega, she told me.

The AWP Conference in Boston: Where Writers Swim Like Fish

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Over 11,000 writers, editors, and publishers turned out this year for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs' Conference, making it one of the biggest literary hootenannies for anyone with a passion for putting words on the page.

Where New Writers Can Earn Publication Credits

| Posted 03.08.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: At some point, everyone’s the new kid on the block. For writers, this situation can be extremely daunting. You may be w...

More Grim News For Women In Media

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media

An annual study of female bylines in various literary publications revealed that there has been little improvement in the amount of stories published ...

Writer Wednesday: 8 Mistakes Made When Submitting Stories Online

Posted 07.25.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief No matter how well you know the Internet, submitting your work to an agent or editor poses a great potential for error. You ...

The Postcard as Literary Magazine and Unbound Art Book

Pamela Poole | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Pamela Poole

In an era when the way we communicate has become so very virtual (e-mail, social media), and our attention spans are ever shorter, it's the perfect time for the postcard to experience a revival.

Writers Wednesday: Ask Not What Lit Mags Can Do For You...

Posted 12.05.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Occasionally, we at Writer’s Relief get a grouchy email that sounds something like this: “Why should I bother su...

Online Literary Journals Come of Age

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We asked editors of some of the oldest online journals, as well as some new ones: What are online literary journals doing that print journals are failing to do?

Literary Journals

Writer's Relief Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you are uncertain about submitting your poems, short stories, and essays for publication, the information below will help you improve your submissi...

What Is the Future for Literary Journals in an Online World? Huffington Post Interviews Stephanie G'Schwind, Editor of Colorado Review

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

How has the economic crisis affected our best literary journals? Can literary journals continue to serve their traditional function of discovering and promoting the best new writing in the changed technological environment?

Shakespeare & Company, Iconic Paris Bookstore, Launching Magazine And Prize

Publishers Weekly | Claire Kirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Shakespeare & Company Bookshop, the Paris literary icon originally founded by Sylvia Beach in 1919, and opened by George Whitman in 1951, is launching...

Poetry Reviews: What's The Point?

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But in almost any conversation on the topic of poetry reviews, one question comes up: what's the point? This question isn't always asked with the flip...

Tales From the Cockpit: Co-Pilot Tells All

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

We've all read newsy accounts of airline captains' heroism and tragic incompetence this past year. But it's rare to get an actual glimpse of what's going on in the cockpit and what your captain was up to before he strapped himself into the driver's seat.

Pushcart Prize Winners: Authors Blog About Their Inclusion In Anthology

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Every year, the esteemed Pushcart Prizes are awarded to short stories and poems published in literary magazines, and then collected in an anthology. L...

Transcend and Include: Fictionaut and the Future of the Literary Magazine

Jurgen Fauth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jurgen Fauth

It may be more productive to consider the changes roiling the publishing industry evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

Writerly Resolutions for 2010

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Celeste Ng

Last week, I posted a list of my readerly resolutions for the upcoming year. But readers need good material—books, blogs, stories, essays, articles, poems—and that's where writers come in. So here are my writerly resolutions for 2010.

Readerly Resolutions for 2010

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Celeste Ng

It's almost a new year, and in addition to my usual resolutions (i.e. eat healthier! exercise more!), I'm making some resolutions to become a better reader. Here they are:

How to Save Lit Mags

Caleb Das | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Caleb Das

Literary sites shouldn't behave as if they are some kind of living archive.