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Notes from Crew Quarters–Online Ritual Redux

by Ethan Brightbill April 21, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill brought back an old Crew Quarters question for our editors: What is the first website you check after waking up, or alternatively, what’s [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–Writer Party Is Best Party

by Ethan Brightbill April 14, 2017

This week, we posed a hypothetical situation to our editors: You’re at a party with the characters of every book ever written. Who are your top three priorities to hang [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–Thinking of Summer

by Ethan Brightbill April 7, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill asked our editors what they’re most looking forward to in the coming summer. Jennifer A. Howard Editor-in-Chief Escanaba, Michigan There’s a day every [...]

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Don’t give up: an interview with PN poetry contest judge Ocean Vuong

by JHow April 3, 2017

We are happy to announce this year’s 2017 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize will be judged by the author of the best-selling Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong. Winner of the [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–Other Worlds

by Ethan Brightbill March 31, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill had this question for  our editors: If you could live in any fictitious world, fantastic or mundane, where would you choose and why? [...]

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Writers on Writing #120: Helen Chandler

by JHow March 22, 2017

Compose Email I want to write only in the least committed way possible, that is, in email drafts or text messages I send to myself, notes on my phone or [...]

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Notes From Crew Quarters–Writing as Music

by Ethan Brightbill March 17, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill asked our staff what their writing would be if it was a genre of music. Willow Grosz Managing Editor Talkeetna, Alaska Nostalgic 90s [...]

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“I crave the immediate”: an interview with nonfiction judge Jenny Boully

by JHow March 14, 2017

This year, Jenny Boully is judging Passages North’s Ray Ventre Nonfiction Prize (the contest formerly known as the Thomas J. Hruska Memorial Prize). Boully is the author of four books, [...]

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Writers on Writing #119: Andrew Gretes

by JHow March 13, 2017

Laughter as Editor Writing, to quote Joyce Carol Oates, is like “rolling a very dirty peanut across the floor with your nose.” Editing, sadly, is equally odious. I’ve been tempted [...]

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Notes From Crew Quarters–Growing Up Reading

by Ethan Brightbill March 3, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill asked our staff what their favorite books were as children. Ashley Adams Associate Editor Emeritus, Nonfiction Watervliet, Michigan I owned almost all the [...]

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