Here is a selection of contests with $20 and under application fees.
What has your experience been with submitting to literary contests? Do you think it's worth it if there is a fee?
Painting by Ho Ryan Lee
Writing about the way a character views sex can give insight into that character's complex internal world. But what is the difference between writing about sex and writing erotica? Here are some thoughts and tips on writing about sex in literature.
Do you have to be published? Or write a thousand words? When do you get to give yourself the title? What if you don't write every day? Here are some of my thoughts on discipline and the art and work of being a writer.
My next fiction workshop begins tomorrow, so I have been thinking about teaching, my students, and their writing. Having taught for a long time, and at many institutions, I have tweaked certain aspects of my class over the years. For the most part, however, I believe I have found a structure that is beneficial to my students, as many of them seem inspired, and have gone on to get to their MFAs and to become published writers. Click here to learn about what has worked for me, and feel free to comment on what has worked for you!
How is a short-short story different from other types of fiction? Let's look at the "master," Lydia Davis...
I've had the pleasure of interviewing the talented Sara Lippmann about her new book DOLL PALACE.