2015 Lamar York Prize Winner Amy D. Clark on research and the writing process.   I am eternally nostalgic about my childhood. I grew up among storytellers; I knew my great-great grandfather and sat at the knees of my great-grandparents until I was in my thirties. The well of family history that inspires my nonfiction […]

2015 Lamar York Prize Winner Joel Wayne on revision and the writing process. When I was younger, I didn’t like revisions. You hear it enough times from older writers – the ones who’ve had a dozen books published, or simply a story or two – and it begins to feel like your dentist flipping you […]

Are we not like two volumes of one book?  —Marceline Desbordes-Valmore Just a few short months until the 35th anniversary of our first issue! Right now, purchase Volume 35.1 and receive a vintage back issue featuring literary superstars back when.

Katherine Conner, author of the story “Relay Operator” appearing in Volume 35.1, on the pleasures and influences of reading her favorite writers. We all began as readers—kids who haunted the local libraries, who blew their allowance or babysitting cash at the Waldenbooks and B. Dalton’s. As a preteen, I spent hours at the Northpark Mall […]

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Joel Wayne is a writer living in Boise, Idaho. His articles, fiction, nonfiction, and other works have appeared in AdPulp, apt, Glassworks, The Moth, Salon, Story Story Night and the Sun Valley Film Festival. He occasionally teaches fiction at The Cabin, is an assistant editor at The Idaho Review, and can be visited at JoelWayne.com. […]

No Shape Bends the River So Long, winner of the 2013 New Measure Poetry Prize, is the work of two poets, Monica Berlin and Beth Marzoni, who have joined forces to co-create a collection of poems deriving their strength and vitality from America’s heartland. Divided into five sections, much of No Shape Bends the River […]