On Becoming Nightbitch

On Becoming Nightbitch

Review by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
A reflection on "Nightbitch" by Rachel Yoder that explores female rage and the importance of unapologetic women in fiction.
Jason Fisk on Putting Art Out into the World

Jason Fisk on Putting Art Out into the World

Interview by Ben Tanzer July 18, 2022
The poet and author discusses his debut novel, and how its reception helped him understand his own writing more.

Unrealistic Word Count Goals Are Like Yo-Yo Diets

Column by K.B. Jensen
Just like extreme dieting, word count goals can be unhealthy.

When Writer's Block is Connected to Depression

Column by Jay Wilburn April 27, 2022
Writer's Block can be a scary thing, especially when it stems from depression. There are things you can do to address it, though.
A Conversation with Debut Author Deborah Greenhut.

“Yeah, I Think It’s Starting to Work”: A Conversation with Debut Author Deborah Greenhut

Interview by Ben Tanzer March 28, 2022
"The Hoarder's Wife" author talks the confining nature of psychological disorder and the freedom of writing about it.

Writing with Cognitive Impairments

Column by Jay Wilburn September 30, 2021
Jay Wilburn is a full time writer who deals with cognitive impairments. This is the story of how he does it.

The Wisdom of Alan Watts: Improve Your Life and Creativity

Column by Michael David Wilson September 27, 2021
How you can use the wisdom of Alan Watts to improve your writing, creativity, and life.

ADD Creators: Revisited

Column by Rob Blair Young
This article revisits the struggles of being an ADD writer, two deadly spirals one can fall into, and the lessons learned by one ADD creator over the last seven years.

When the Answer Isn't Always Edgar Allan Poe

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
This essay encourages readers and writers alike to bridge the gap between literary and genre in order to find horror in unsuspecting places.

Finding Solace in Horror Fiction

Column by Andrew Fowlow February 4, 2021
Here's what other voracious readers, like myself, had to say about why they seek solace in horror fiction.

Dear Edgar Allan Poe

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
A letter to Edgar Allan Poe on his birthday.

Creating a Reading System Helped Me Find Joy in Reading Again

Column by Karis Rogerson November 18, 2020
One writer discusses how having a routine for reading makes the practice more joyful and enjoyable.

The Holidays Are Here: How to Take Care of Yourself

Column by Cina Pelayo
The holidays are here. We are in the midst of a pandemic. Here are some tips to take care of yourselves.

Conjuring Strength Through Poetry: Battling the Slasher Movie in Your Head

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
Horror poetry reaches out into the darkness in hopes that understanding the shadows will shed light on our fears.

Reframing My Writing: Doing it For Me, Not An Audience

Column by Karis Rogerson August 19, 2020
Writer Karis Rogerson discusses losing sight of why you write, and trying to recapture that spark.

Overcoming Self-Hype Block

Column by Christoph Paul March 24, 2020
A meditation on self-hype/-marketing/-branding block.

Why I'm Writing Poetry Again: A Celebration of National Poetry Day

Column by Karis Rogerson
In light of the UN's World Poetry Day, Karis Rogerson explores how she started writing poetry again, and how it's helped.

Stay Positive, and Write

Column by Cina Pelayo March 13, 2020
As writers, we assume that writing is an enjoyable task. Here are some tips on how to stay happy and be creative.

Throwing Your Own AWP

Column by Christoph Paul
If you can't make it to AWP this year, here are some things you can do to bring AWP to you.

How Late Nights Are Killing You and Your Writing

Column by Peter Derk February 27, 2020
In which our columnist plays dad and says, "Lights out!"

The Zen of Morning Pages

Column by Christoph Paul February 26, 2020
Every day I write a few pages in the morning and then delete them. This helps me fight depression and feel less anxious about writing.

How To Recover From Writer Burnout

Column by Autumn Christian January 16, 2020
Feeling sick, stressed, anxious, and dry when it comes to your writing life? Everyone can suffer from burnout. Here's how to get back on track.

I'll Never Read All the Books On My TBR — and That's A Good Thing!

Column by Karis Rogerson January 7, 2020
Karis Rogerson knows her TBR pile will live on long past her, and knowing there's a goal to constantly strive toward is an encouragement to her reading (and general!) life.

Want to Be Radical? Be Sincere

Column by Gint Aras
The author of "Relief By Execution", out today, talks journaling and writing fearlessly.

Putting in the Time: How Taking Creative Control Helps All Aspects of My Life

Column by Karis Rogerson
As a follow-up to her column about ways to make time for writing, Karis Rogerson explores how prioritizing creativity helps other aspects of her life.