Cover Photo: Two young women sit at an outside table in the sun. One is reading a book and one is taking notes in a journal and drinking a to-go cup of coffee.
Photograph by Alexis Brown/Unsplash

So, You’ve Finished Your Book

When my students finished a draft, all I wanted them to do was sit inside of it for longer than was comfortable. To acknowledge and celebrate what they’d accomplished.


  • Meghan Daniels

  • Cully Irving

  • P.J. Kryfko

  • Rebecca Flint Marx

  • Diana Quiñones

  • Mel Rosenthal

  • Laura Spence-Ash

  • Zena Suri

  • Lauren Walters

  • Alana Woerpel

Lynn Steger Strong's first novel, Hold Still, was released by Liveright/WW Norton in March 2016. She received an MFA from Columbia University and her non-fiction has been published in Guernica, LARB, Elle.com, Catapult, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. She teaches both fiction and non-fiction writing at Columbia University, Fairfield University, and the Pratt Institute. Lynn's second novel, Want, is forthcoming from Henry Holt in spring 2020.