Exploring the art of prose



The Story Prize

March 1, 2018

The 2017/2018 winner of The Story Prize is Elizabeth Strout, for her collection Anything is Possible. The other top two finalists were Daniel Alarcón for The King Is Always Above the People and Ottessa Moshfegh for Homesick for Another World. In addition, Lee…

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Literary Podcasts

February 15, 2018

What could be better than listening to stories or to writers talk about fiction and their writing process? There are many wonderful literary podcasts out there. Here are some of our favorites:   The New Yorker Fiction Podcast Once a…

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CRAFT Aphorisms

January 29, 2018

  Fiction should connect the writer to the reader. Fiction should not be written with a reader in mind. Fiction can be written as though writing a letter to a friend. Fiction should use language in a way that pleases…

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Summer Conferences

January 25, 2018

What could be better than summer camp for writers? While each summer conference varies greatly from the next, they all allow writers a chance to escape from their daily routines, work on their fiction, and be with a community of…

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How and Where To Submit

January 3, 2018

It’s a new year, and time to refocus on your submission game. The submission process can be daunting. You finally get a story to a place where you think it’s pretty close to being done. But where to send it?…

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National Book Award Winner for Fiction!

November 16, 2017

National Book Award Winner for Fiction! Jesmyn Ward SING, UNBURIED, SING Here’s all the news on last night’s award ceremonies. Congrats to all the fiction writers, those on the long list and the finalists. Here’s a quick look at each…

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October 25, 2017

Fellowships  Who wouldn’t want a writing fellowship? A year or two with minimal professional obligations and time to write. Most of these opportunities are fiercely competitive—not surprisingly—and application costs are a consideration. But many people apply year after year, with…

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Online Writing Classes

October 11, 2017

One of the best ways to work on your craft is to participate in a writing class. Depending on where you live, though, it may be hard to find a good in-person workshop or class. Luckily, there are many good…

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