Five Tricks to Succeed and Survive the Writing Ultra-Marathon (10-16hrs)

  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)

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Applying to Grad School? A Quick (Real) Guide to Applying to MFAs

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

What We’re Reading (when we’re not reading submissions)

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)

Poem Review: “When I Kiss You, A Casket Opens” by beyza ozer

  “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