Encouragement

Writing Advice for the Ages

April 16, 2015

At AWP this year, we asked participants a different question every day. Day 1, we wanted some advice, some clarity, some encouragement on how to make it in this small, tiny, fishbowl of a world. What advice would you give? [...]

Novel Fridays: Writing and the Holidays

December 19, 2014

If you’ve participated in NaNoWriMo, you know writing during the holidays isn’t so easy. November seems like the perfect month for such a project–it’s cold, it’s dreary, and it’s not busy. Until, at least, you get to Thanksgiving. Between the traveling, the [...]

Writing Weightless

September 24, 2012

Sometimes it is hard to get yourself to write. You sit in your favorite coffee shop chair, order a warm drink, stare at the reflections on the shop’s front windows, tapping your pencil to the trad jazz in the background. Other times, you sit down and the world dissolves into each sentence you [...]

Tate Street Festival Flash Poetry Contest

September 22, 2012

What a day! Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Tate Street Festival Flash Poetry Contest!  We’ll be reading through the poems and announce our winners within the next week. Stay posted! In the meantime, check out our post on other poetry contests for this fall, read about some great [...]

Summer Poems

July 2, 2012

July is a rich time for poetry; a time for summer poems. We love the nostalgia of the heat, the summer camps, thunderstorms, the plenty of the farm, tanned legs, and even slugs.  Here are a few of our favorite summer poems. Sharon Olds: “The Summer-Camp Bus Pulls Away from the Curb“ [...]

Duo What?

June 23, 2012

As summer offers its refreshing season (and by refreshing, we mean week-long heat waves in the 90’s and above), you may want to spend some time indoors.  What better to do than spend some time submitting your work to your favorite journals? As you prepare to send out your story, poems, [...]