We tend to idealize the writing marathon. Such a delicious, romantic image of writing all day, so into your craft you forget to eat etc. But suppose you do get that one day to make up for all the others you missed, how do you make the marathon (6+ hour chunks of writing time) … Continue reading Five Tricks to Succeed and Survive the Writing Ultra-Marathon (10-16hrs)
Nothing gets rejected faster than unsubstantiated stereotypes
Application season is a dreadful, exhausting season for many MFA-seeking writers. It's true when they say ('they' being current MFA students, past applicants, and program faculty) applying to MFA programs is not for the feint of heart. For one, it takes forever. Researching and deciding on your top schools is not a simple task. Most … Continue reading Applying to Grad School? A Quick (Real) Guide to Applying to MFAs
Today's "What We're Reading" comes from Mirri Glasson-Darling (fiction editor for tmr) who shares her current reading stack and shares a little about why these books rule. Check them out! When My Brother Was an Aztec: "Diaz is such a master of imagery. I heard her read last year and it was incredible but as … Continue reading What We’re Reading (when we’re not reading submissions)
“When I Kiss You, A Casket Opens” begins its first line in the middle of a response that has no discernible ending— “this is not terrorism/this is toxic masculinity”— it is a reaction, a refusal, a riot against the mass media that twists its angles for the right endorsement and against the culture that twists … Continue reading Poem Review: “When I Kiss You, A Casket Opens” by beyza ozer
Prompts! Most writers have a strong opinion about prompts. Here at the minnesota review, we like a variety of prompts to choose from. From now until December, we’ll be dishing out short prompts to get the creative ideas flowing. Let us know in the comments which kinds of prompts you prefer, and we'll add more … Continue reading Get Unstuck: Prompts
Dear writers, far and wide, the minnesota review is now reading submissions! From now until November 1st, we will be looking at your prose and poetry submissions from our round table (actually, kind of a lopsided, hallow square) of dedicated editors. Since 1960, the minnesota review has published a range of talented writers from every … Continue reading We’re Reading!