This supplement to the 2019 edition of our 101 Best Websites provides a guide to writing subreddits — destinations across Reddit where writers can find useful information, community and resources.
Those who are in-the-know on poetry news most likely have heard about the latest high-profile case of plagiarism in poetry. The poem “Gun Metal,” which was nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize, and many other poems written by Ailey O’Toole have been found to plagiarize at least 11 other poets. Here's how to avoid this problem when you're interested in borrowing influence from another writer.
Zetta Elliott discusses addressing complex topics in children's fiction, starting her own imprint, Rosetta Press, and what she'll address in her upcoming keynote at indieLAB.
Knowing how to present your writing well in public readings can help people embrace you and your writing on page. Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz offers ten essential tips for bringing your performance to the next level.
Citing a poem by Langston Hughes, Aaron Bauer reflects on Black History Month as an impetus to search out black authors whose poetry and prose will stick with readers long after February ends.
For writers of short form literature, submitting your work can mean a variety of positive things. Here are important questions (and answers) you need to know about the process.
Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? I have never considered myself to be a poet, but I've learned that writing poetry can be fun. That's why a couple of years ago I participated in Robert Lee Brewer's Poem a Day challenge. It was one of the best decisions I ever made as a writer--and I think it's something you should consider doing too.
If you write poems, then you’re a poet. Simple as that. But if you want to be more than an unknown versifier who hides poems in a shoe box, here are 10 guidelines for making your mark. by Robert Lee Brewer