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How to make your literary magazine more inclusive

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After having this important conversation at AWP 2017 on how to make writing communities more inclusive to all of us, I decided to write up excerpts of our panel discussion and offer tips to editors of literary magazines. It was published yesterday in AWP’s The Writer’s Notebook. This is by no means an exhaustive list. […]

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Literary goals for 2017

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I’m starting off January strong! This month, I’ll be participating in two online writing workshops. I’m so grateful I was included in each, and can’t wait to begin what’s going to be a challenging, writing- and reading-filled month. The first workshop is Lit Mag Love, taught by Rachel Thompson, an online course on how to research, find, […]

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Wearing words for a week

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A literary journal’s method of spreading stories, poems Marlena Chertock, Editor-in-Chief of The Writers’ Bloc Dylan Bargteil, a Writers’ House alumnus and now a physics student at NYU, once wore someone else’s story on his back for a week. He wore it grocery shopping, he wore it while he napped. For a week, Bargteil was an […]