Don’t Write Alone

Job Opportunities for Writers: January 28, 2022

We post roundups of writing and literary jobs at least twice a month. Here’s our list for January 28, 2022.

Jan 28, 2022
Speculative Artist’s Statement for Queer Writers

Try out Atom Atkinson’s speculative artist’s statement, developed to help their students pivot from past educations to a utopian future of their own design.

Jan 27, 2022
What Does It Mean to Be a Queer Writing Mentor?

For our Education Week series, Atom Atkinson interrogates their teaching experiences and how they learned to write past queer melancholy in the classroom.

Jan 27, 2022
I May Not Look Like a “Respectable” Teacher, But I’m a Good One

As part of our Education Week series, Edgar Gomez reflects on how presenting himself authentically as a teacher cultivates a more open and honest learning environment.

Jan 26, 2022
After I Left Teaching, the Best Writing Lesson Came from My Students

As part of our Education Week series, Purnima Mani reflects on her career as a teacher—and which lessons stayed with her when she quit to write full-time.

Jan 25, 2022
Teaching Freshman Comp Was the Best Writing Education I Ever Got

As part of our Education Week series, Jaime Green describes how teaching the fundamentals in undergrad writing comp made her a better writer.

Jan 24, 2022
2022 Submission and Freelance Writing Opportunities

Here’s a full list of submission and freelancing opportunities we’ve shared in 2022, updated at least twice a month. Bookmark this list to stay up to date on new postings!

Jan 21, 2022
Submission and Pitching Opportunities: January 21, 2022

We publish submission roundups at least twice a month. Here’s our list of literary magazine and contest opportunities for January 21, 2022.

A Conversation with Justin Greene, Editor of Where to Submit

‘Don’t Write Alone’ editor Stella Cabot Wilson chats with Justin Greene regarding ‘Entropy’ magazine’s renowned Where to Submit page.

Why PhDs Need to Study Creative Writing

To reach audiences outside the ivory tower of academia, one must care about the storytelling as much as the sociology.

Jan 19, 2022
Writing In Between the Real and Unreal

Sanjena Sathian thinks the most interesting writing material comes from locating mystery in our own lives. Try out this writing exercise to write into that mystery.

Jan 18, 2022
Job Opportunities for Writers: January 14, 2022

We post roundups of writing and literary jobs once a week. Here’s our list for January 14, 2022.

Jan 14, 2022
“I’m less interested in being a good writer than I am in being an honest writer”: A Conversation with Zeba Blay

“I think that knowing your voice is one thing, but standing by it is such an important part of being a writer.”

Jan 13, 2022
Creating Scenes for Discovery

Storytelling is like the TARDIS in ‘Doctor Who’—the narrower and more specific we get on the outside, the bigger it gets on the inside.

Jan 12, 2022
Dreaming of Writing While Waiting Tables

I recently realized that my dream of being a writer, which escorted me into the restaurant industry, will eventually escort me out.

Jan 11, 2022
Writing at Home With My Parents, Who I’m Definitely Not Fictionalizing in My Novel

It doesn’t really matter at all where I write—as long as, at some point, I have the option and availability to transition to my bed.

Jan 10, 2022
Submission and Pitching Opportunities: January 7, 2021

We publish submission roundups at least twice a month. Here’s our list of literary magazines and contest opportunities for January 7, 2022.

How’s the Writing Going, Jen Doll?

“I think I’m trying to reconcile the need to write and have a deadline with the need to be a human? And right now, the human is winning.”

Jan 06, 2022
How Do You Find a Writers’ Group? Try Making Your Own

A roundtable discussion between five writers in a writers’ groups about building—and maintaining—writers’ groups.

Jan 05, 2022
What If I Never Publish Another Book?

Book publishing is one hell of a marathon. As soon as one race ends, another begins.

Jan 04, 2022