The Fine Print
HOW TO READ YOUR BOOK CONTRACT
GINA CHUNG'S SEA CHANGE
Blooming how she must
WITH ROOTS IN NATURE WRITING, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, POETRY, AND PHOTOGRAPHY, CAMILLE T. DUNGY'S NEW BOOK, SOIL: THE STORY OF A BLACK MOTHER'S GARDEN, DELVES INTO THE PERSONAL AND POLITICAL ACT OF CULTIVATING AND DIVERSIFYING A GARDEN OF HERBS, VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, AND OTHER PLANTS IN THE PREDOMINANTLY WHITE COMMUNITY OF FORT COLLINS, COLORADO.
Bringing the Joy
LUIS ALBERTO URREA ALWAYS KNEW HIS MOTHER HAD A STORY; HE JUST DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO TELL IT. BUT IN RESEARCHING AND WRITING HIS NEW NOVEL, GOOD NIGHT, IRENE, WHICH FICTIONALIZES HER EXPERIENCES AS A MEMBER OF THE RED CROSS'S LITTLE-KNOWN CLUBMOBILE SERVICE IN WORLD WAR II, HE GAINED A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE PERSON SHE WAS-AND ATLAST GAVE HER THE HAPPY ENDING SHE DESERVED.
ONE WRITER'S LIFE IN RURAL AMERICA
Major Jackson of The Slowdown
In January, Major Jackson became host of The Slowdown, a popular podcast that each weekday presents a poem and reflection in a five- to ten-minute segment.
Stories from the front of the book-signing line
Annie Hwang - Agents & Editors
Annie Hwang of Ayesha Pande Literary talks about community building, professional burnout, the questions writers should ask when querying agents, and the demanding work of advocating for diversity in publishing.
Reviewers & Critics
A CONTRIBUTOR to the Boston Globe since 2007, Kate Tuttle became the newspaper's books editor in 2020. Over the past year and a half at the Globe she has interviewed an array of writers, including Kaveh Akbar, Rabih Alameddine, Lan Samantha Chang, Bernardine Evaristo, Gish Jen, Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, and Lisa Taddeo.
Reclaiming My Book
TRANSLATING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE TO TEXT AND SOUND
On Writing About Books
TEN PRO TIPS FOR THE FREELANCE REVIEWER
The Savvy Self-Publisher
DEBRA ENGLANDER is a consulting editor for Post Hill Press and a book coach who advises authors on the publishing industry, whether they're self-publishing or seeking a traditional publisher. She lives in New York City.
The New Nonfiction 2022
Non Fiction Books review
Matejka Leads Change at Poetry
Adrian Matejka became the new editor of Poetry in May-the first Black editor in the magazine's 110-year history.
My Life in Book BANNING
THE AUTHOR OF OF LAST YEAR'S MOST CHALLENGED BOOKS CONFRONTS A CAMPAIGN OF THREATS, CYBERATTACKS, AND DOXING IN THE POST-TRUTH ERA.
HOW IT FELT
IN HER SECOND NOVEL, THE FURROWS: AN ELEGY, NAMWALI SERPELL CONJURES THE ROILING NATURE OF GRIEF IN A POWERFUL NARRATIVE THAT EXPLORES MEMORY, LOSS, AND BLACK IDENTITY WITHOUT RESTING ON WHAT SHE CALLS THE "MEANINGLESS PLATITUDE" THAT ART PROMOTES EMPATHY.
Centering Neurodivergent Poets
If reading is another form of listening, truly attuning to an unfamiliar voice can be a means of transformation.
Book Prize Celebrates Older Poets
Even as the number of awards for debut poetry books seems to have increased over the years, an inordinate number of those awards are won by writers age forty and under.
Night of the Living Rez
Morgan Talty whose debut story collection, Night of the Living Rez, will be published in July by Tin House
She Is Haunted
Paige Clark whose debut story collection, She Is Haunted, was published in May by Two Dollar Radio
Arinze Ifeakandu whose debut story collection, God’s Children Are Little Broken Things, was published in June by A Public Space Books
We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies
Tsering Yangzom Lama author of the novel We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies, published in May by Bloomsbury
Leila Mottley whose debut novel, Nightcrawling, was published in June by Knopf
SELLING YOUR BOOK WITHOUT AN AGENT
JOURNEY OUT OF LIMBO
THE EPIC STORY OF HOW AN AGENT SELLS YOUR BOOK
KEEPING the STORIES
Kali Fajardo-Anstine's new novel, Woman of Light, chronicles five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West and is imbued with the acclaimed author's rich sense of history and pride in her own mixed ancestry: "The story of who I am is inextricably tied to this country."
HOW MY MOTHER’S ART SHAPED ME AS A WRITER
Translating Ukrainian Voices
Literary translator Zenia Tompkins founded the Tompkins Agency for Ukrainian Literature in Translation (TAULT) in 2019.
We Build It Ourselves
A roundtable on race, power, and the writing workshop
Things We Lost to the Water
Eric Nguyen whose debut novel, Things We Lost to the Water, was published in May by Knopf.