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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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Writers on Writing #118: Dorothy Bendel

by JHow February 27, 2017

Writing, David Lynch, and the Shape of the Jug “The outward form of things passes away, but the essence remains forever. How long will you be besotted with the shape [...]

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Notes From Crew Quarters–Mythology

by Ethan Brightbill February 26, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill asked our staff what mythologies interest them. Jacob Hall Associate Editor, Fiction Decatur, Illinois I blitzed through five Percy Jackson books when I [...]

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Notes From Crew Quarters–What We Don’t Write About

by Ethan Brightbill February 17, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill asked our staff what themes or subjects they actively avoid writing about. Ashley Adams Associate Editor Emeritus, Nonfiction Watervliet, Michigan I mean, I [...]

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Notes From Crew Quarters–Writing Around the World

by Ethan Brightbill February 3, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill asked our staff where they would travel with one plane ticket to write anywhere in the world. Patricia Killelea Editor, Poetry — Ireland. [...]

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Notes From Crew Quarters–The Writers You Don’t Know

by Ethan Brightbill January 27, 2017

This week, Associate Fiction Editor Ethan Brightbill asked our staff what lesser-known writers they’re reading. Alexander Clark Associate Editor, Nonfiction Mount Pleasant, Michigan It’s not the most avant-garde work, but [...]

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