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An End to Solitude
2022 500-Word Essay Contest • Beverly Rose (second place) and Maureen Sauvain O’Connor (third place) join contest Michelle Y. Green (published in the May issue) as winners in our 2022 short-essay contest.
Into the Light • Great new summer reads — hot off of small literary presses — that may be energizing the trends of tomorrow.
Broadening the Bookshelves • This month, we’re focusing on literature of incarcerated populations.
Getting to Know: Literature from Incarcerated Populations
Writing World • A dispatch from the 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair.
The COMPLETE GUIDE to WRITING CONFERENCES • Everything you need to know about finding the best writing conference for you — and getting the most out of it.
What a writer needs • Got talent? That’s great. But to develop a measure of true, enduring success, three vital lessons apply.
How to Write a (Really Good) Book in Five Weeks • Jesse Q. Sutanto produces amazing novels at an amazingly productive pace. She shares her secrets to fast writing and switching genres.
THE MONTH AHEAD