It’s time. You have been writing all year. You’ve got a strong selection of pieces, and you are ready to send them out for final judgement by the Publishing Gods. Follow this advice to seal the deal and be famous forever. Wait, best, worst, advice. Ok, so, DON’T follow this advice. I repeat, DO NOT … Continue reading Best Worst Advice For Submitting to Literary Journals
We all have habits. The type of pen we use, the journals and notebooks we fill, the spot where we do our best writing, and the seat in which we read words that inspire and challenge us. Sometimes we can bring our pen and journal (or laptop and cup of coffee) to a particular location … Continue reading Nestled: A Spot to Read and Write
I recently had the chance to interview Sophia Kartsonis, the editor for Botticelli Magazine. Botticelli Magazine is an online literary and arts journal published through the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD). Similar to how things work here at the minnesota review, submissions to Botticelli are read by students of CCAD. Sophia shared her life hacks … Continue reading Editor Interview: Sophia Kartsonis of Botticelli Magazine
This week, fiction writer and managing editor for the minnesota review Tolu Adeyeye is reading B. A. Paris’ Behind Closed Doors, Diane Chamberlain’s A Midwife’s Confession, and George R. R. Martin’s A Feast For Crows.
Whatever you’re craving this week, whether it be drama, children’s fiction, memoir/non-fiction, literary or speculative, fiction reader Uche Okonkwo has got you covered. For drama, she is reading Oleanna by David Mamet. Children’s fiction is Stella by Starlight, by Sharon M. Draper, and memoir/non-fiction is Wild Swans by Jung Chang (a book she is … Continue reading Staff Picks
I’m a bad English major. I judge the covers of books before I even consider reading them, despite everything I’ve ever been taught. When the “new releases” email popped into my inbox in January saying that Chloe Benjamin’s The Immoralists from Putnam listed, I wasn’t convinced to read it—the cover seemed to be trying to … Continue reading Book Review: “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin
The following prompts are inspired by various memoirs and autobiographies that I have recently read. In one way or another, they all focus on craft— a commitment to art and storytelling— and how it contributes to survival, self-perception, and healing. Keep these things in mind. Dorothy Allison Two or Three Things I Know For … Continue reading Poem Prompts From The Vault 2.0