This interview was conducted over email during the Fall of 2018. I don't know if the right word to use is 'stumble' when YesYes Books has been publishing for close to a decade, but I stumbled across their booth at an AWP conference two years ago and have been an avid reader of their publications … Continue reading A Wild Circus in the Back Room: An Interview with KMA Sullivan of Vinyl and YesYes Books
In the world of fellowships, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown enjoys name recognition among writers and artists. The program is internationally known as a fantastic center for developing visual and literary art, and offers a 7-month residency granting fellowships to 20 emerging writers and artists. Their upcoming deadline for writing applications is Dec. … Continue reading Old School: Interview with Sophia Starmack of The Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown Fellowship
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 faint-hearted. For one, it takes forever. Researching and deciding on your top schools is not a simple task. Most programs require … 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)
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!
When I was a boy, I was an excellent listener. Every Sunday I would go to church and the preacher would preach and I would take his messages to heart. No matter how dubious the notion (water into wine, a pregnant virgin, condoms are bad), I would accept it as an absolute truth. I trusted … Continue reading The Confessional: On Writing Sins