The Editors read submissions to The Writer’s Notebook throughout the year. Please review these guidelines.

The Writer’s Notebook posts articles and essays on publishing, teaching, pedagogy, career advice, choosing an agent, or the best creative writing program or conference, as well as commentary on current literary affairs. Please note that The Writer’s Notebook section of our site now includes posts that were formally published separately as Career Advice pieces or as Online-Only Exclusives.

Posts should be 1,000 to 2,000 words with the exception of articles on pedagogy, our Online-Only Exclusives, which can run between 3,000 and 4,000 words. 

We occasionally commission an author to write a sequence of three to six blog posts. To propose a series of posts, please submit the complete first post via our Submittable portal. Your cover letter must include your proposal for extending the series, which should indicate how many posts the series will consist of, what topics they will cover, and an outline of the series.