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[GET] Poets and Writers (Free Writing Contests Issue) May – June 2018

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Our annual Writing Contests Issue features over 100 contests with no entry fees, a look at the money behind free contests, a special report on extended deadlines, and tips for smart contest entries; interviews with nonfiction writer Leslie Jamison, poet and activist Carmen Giménez Smith, novelist and critic Laila Lalami, and Library of America editorial director John Kulka; plus audiobook options for writers; a defense of quiet books; writing prompts; and more.

Features
THE INFINITE WORLD: AN INTERVIEW WITH LESLIE JAMISON
by Michele Filgate
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For Leslie Jamison, who started out writing fiction and published a novel eight years ago, nonfiction offers a method of exploring the richness of life in all its complexities, as illustrated in her new book, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its…

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creative nonfiction | memoir | addiction | recovery
THE LOVE OF LABOR, THE LABOR OF LOVE: AN INTERVIEW WITH CARMEN GIMÉNEZ SMITH
by Rigoberto González
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Poet, publisher, editor, and activist Carmen Giménez Smith, whose fifth book, Cruel Futures, is out from City Lights, has some advice for other hardworking poets: We make art to reach readers, not to win a race.

 

 

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