How Do I Pitch to a Publication?

A guest post by Karen Andrews Like many who work in the creative fields, I’ve worn many hats over my career: writer, blogger, editor, arts worker, publisher, teacher, mentor . . . the list goes…

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You Did What? The Dos and Don’ts of Workshop Etiquette

A guest post by Laurie Steed Writers’ workshops are the worst place on Earth. For the uninitiated, said workshops exist for people to come together and critique each other’s work. Critiquing, of course, is the…

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Craft Essay: The First-Person Plural

A guest post by Sadye Teiser, Editorial Director of The Masters Review When it is done right, a story told in the first-person plural can hold incredible power. In this craft essay, we take a look at…

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Writing is the Air I Breathe: Publishing as an Inuit Writer

Cover art from “Annie Muktuk and Other Stories,” Norma Dunning’s first book filled with sixteen Inuit stories which portray the unvarnished realities of northern life via strong and gritty characters. (University of Alberta Press) A…

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Difference is an Asset: Writing in a Second Language

A guest post by Rachele Salvini The first time I watched my own fiction writing coming out of a printer, I could not believe it. The printer belonged to the library of a well-known liberal arts…

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