About the Magazine

For more than twenty years, Poets & Writers Magazine has been a trusted companion to writers who take their vocation seriously. Within its pages, our readers find provocative essays on the literary life, practical guidance for getting published and pursuing writing careers, in-depth profiles of poets, fiction writers, and writers of creative nonfiction, and conversation among fellow professionals.

In addition, Poets & Writers Magazine provides the most comprehensive listing of literary grants and awards, deadlines, and prizewinners available in print. With a readership of over 100,000 nationwide, Poets & Writers Magazine is published by the nonprofit organization Poets & Writers, Inc. Those interested in writing for the magazine should read our submission guidelines.

Poets & Writers Magazine is available in both print and digital editions and can be heard on the telephone by persons who have trouble seeing or reading the print edition. For more information contact the National Federation of the Blind NFB-NEWSLINE® service at (866) 504-7300 or go to www.nfbnewsline.org.

Awards


2012 Eddie Award for Magazine Editorial Excellence
Bronze Medal, Business to Business, Media/Entertainment/Publishing, Full Issue

2011 Eddie Award for Magazine Editorial Excellence
Bronze Medal, Business to Business, Media/Entertainment/Publishing, Full Issue

2010 Eddie Award for Magazine Editorial Excellence
Gold Medal, Business to Business, Media/Entertainment/Publishing, Full Issue

2010 Independent Press Award for arts coverage
nominee

2009 Eddie Award for Magazine Editorial Excellence
Silver Medal, Best Single Issue, association/nonprofit

2008 Eddie Award for Magazine Editorial Excellence
Bronze Medal, Best Single Issue, association/nonprofit

2004 Ozzie Award for Magazine Design Excellence
Silver Medal, Best Overall Design, nonprofit/institutional

2002 Ozzie Award for Magazine Design Excellence
Silver Medal, Best Overall Design, trade magazines over 35,000 circulation

2001 Utne Reader Alternative Press Award
Nominee

2001 Folio: Editorial Excellence Award
Silver Award Winner, Publishing/Journalism

2000 Folio: Editorial Excellence Award
Gold Award Winner, Publishing/Journalism

1999 Ozzie Award for Magazine Design Excellence
Silver Medal, Best Overall Design, t
rade magazines over 35,000 circulation

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Praise
 

"My boilerplate advice is, subscribe to Poets & Writers." —Jonathan Franzen

"Poets & Writers Magazine is the must-have journal for scribes." —Baltimore Sun

"Poets & Writers, the magazine that does for America's literary writing scene approximately what Variety does for showbiz." —Radcliffe Quarterly

Poets & Writers Magazine is "a delight for writers and readers alike." —Library Journal

"Poets & Writers Magazine is the single most important document I read in the field of creative writing. I am always educated and informed by what is contained within it." —Cynthia A. Gehrig, president, Jerome Foundation

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Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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