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Find Identity with Joyce Carol Oates

Novelist and short story writer Joyce Carol Oates has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Achievement in the Short Story, and various other awards. Known best for her short stories, many of which have been anthologized in The Pushcart Prize and The Best American Short Stories of the 20th Century, Oates still...

Free Money

Yeah, you heard us. There are grants out there for writers of all stripes, if you know where to look. Now you do.

Ready for Takeoff?

This month launches the second year of Zine Scene. For those of you just aboard, let us take a moment to tell you what it's all about.

Waiting for DOLLAR$

Some leading writers organizations recommend against it, but many magazines don't pay writers until their work is published. Is it worth the risk? Editors and writers weigh in.

Your Grand Finale

Hang in there! You can finesse your way to the end of your first draft with advice from novelists who've been there and lived to tell another tale.

7 Laws of Comedy Writing

Writing humor is subjective and challenging—thankfully, there are many ways to create it. How to Write Funny provides advice, insights and humor from more that twenty writers with a gift for making readers laugh

Hook Kids’ Attention With Your Writing

Between the Internet, Nintendo and the TV remote how can "boring" books compete? If you've never asked yourself a similar question, you've probably never written anything for children. Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey explain what it takes to grab a kid's attention and hold onto it from the beginning to "the end."

Advice from Agent Steven Malk


Steven Malk of Writer''s House, who handles children''s book authors like Jon Scieszka and Elise Primavera, talks about the advantages of having an agent, offers tips on choosing one, and reveals what he looks for in a manuscript.