Breaking News:  proudly announcing our 2016 Pushcart nominees!

Breaking News: proudly announcing our 2016 Pushcart nominees!

Gentle contributors and other supporters, lovers of the printed word: We are truly delighted with all the work we’ve published in 2016.  It was hard to select just six pieces (the legal limit) for the annual Pushcart anthology and award series celebrating great writing, but in the end, we had...
Weekend Reading:  "My Life in Pantyhose," from Writers on the Job

Weekend Reading: “My Life in Pantyhose,” from Writers on the Job

“I used to counsel young women never to do two things, or not to do them in conjunction: 1. learn to type; 2. buy pantyhose. …”   Could we talk to you about pantyhose? Or rather–could our editorial director, Susann Cokal, talk about them?  Below, you’ll find the link to an...
Share This Poem:  "Suitor," by Ron Smith.

Share This Poem: “Suitor,” by Ron Smith.

We are pleased to present a poem from our latest issue, “Maps & Legends.” Here Ron Smith imagines one of the most legendary courtships in American history.  Whose courtship, you ask?  Hint:  Mount Vernon has requested a copy. “Suitor” is formatted as a broadside in two layouts.        ...
Weekend Reading from Our Archives: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young

Weekend Reading from Our Archives: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young

“Our Crazy Beautiful Poetic World” Paloma Young won a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher in 2012. For our “Hunt, Gather” issue, she and associate editor Matthew Phipps discussed her design process, her inspiration, and (of course) her budget. At the time, she was working on...
The Writer magazine features Broad Street

The Writer magazine features Broad Street

A dispatch from the Shameless Promotion Department: The March issue of The Writer includes a detailed conversation with Broad Street Editorial Director Susann Cokal about the magazine, its editorial direction and philosophy, and some terrific words about contributors and the upcoming Bedeviled issue. Check it out on newsstands now!
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Truth Teller Spotlight: Gretchen Comba

Truth Teller Spotlight: Gretchen Comba

When I “get in,” I am seeing, hearing, and smelling the world along with the characters… And so I say again, in the hope that my doing so will make the process a little less disheartening for beginning writers: Keep going, for if you keep going, the “real” or “true” story will reveal itself. And...
The Election through Millennial Eyes:  One Teen's Hopeful Take on the Morning After

The Election through Millennial Eyes: One Teen’s Hopeful Take on the Morning After

“I saw something in my community today that far outweighed the fear we all felt. I saw people holding each other. That love is what I am choosing to take away from this day.” By EMILY HAYES-RICH. There is no question that for many people, the meaning of the phrase “United States of America” has changed.  At...
"Maps & Legends" issue available now!  Take a tour with some samples of our contents here.

“Maps & Legends” issue available now! Take a tour with some samples of our contents here.

We’re thrilled to announce that our hotly anticipated new issue, “Maps & Legends,” is–yes–hot off the presses and promising fresh worlds to discover.  Look for the cover featuring the incredible “real” map of the concentric and hollow Earth. Copies are heading to subscribers and bookstores now; meanwhile, why not tour our contents with the sampler found here? Meet our...
From the Department of New Releases

From the Department of New Releases

Time to browse the New Pages virtual “magazine rack” for new releases … Oh, look! There we are! Read about our latest issue and other fine magazines that have landed this month. And meanwhile, contemplate photo by Mark Wyatt, taken in Beijing in 1990.  It accompanies Julie Anderson’s essay, “It Cannot Be Conceived,” which concerns idealistic...
Weekend Reading:  "Paging All Doctors: There's a Better Way to Treat the Opioid-Addiction Crisis"--Dr. Leslie Hayes

Weekend Reading: “Paging All Doctors: There’s a Better Way to Treat the Opioid-Addiction Crisis”–Dr. Leslie Hayes

“In 25 years of practice, no one has ever thanked me for bringing their blood pressure under control. However, at least once a month, one of my patients with opiate use disorder thanks me for saving their life….” Photo Credit: Steven St. John for STAT News. Dr. Leslie Hayes is a family physician in Española, New Mexico, where...