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What Does the Future Hold for Creative Nonfiction Writers?

In 2008, David Foster Wallace taught a craft class in creative nonfiction. The class syllabus gave the following examples of the kind of work that this term encompasses “… prose works such as personal essays and memoirs, profiles, nature and travel writing, narrative essays, observational or descriptive essays, general-interest technical writing, argumentative or idea-based essays, general-interest criticism, literary journalism, and […]

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Celebrating the Most Anticipated New Lit Magazine of 2015, Freeman’s

John Freeman is the former editor-in-chief of Granta magazine based out of London.  He is showcasing his most recent literary endeavor and passion project, Freeman’s, a bi-annual literary magazine in New York City on September 28th. Although Freeman had much success at the renowned Granta magazine, an unexpected turn of events saw the magazine’s funds in grave decline. The […]

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Zinster Interview Series Part 3: C.J. Colligan

For the last installment of the Zinster Interview Series, TWA is catching up with C.J. Colligan who offers an incredibly stripped down approach to prose and artwork in their zines in order to portray their thoughts and experiences. What C.J. does is most closely associated with what we call a perzine, which describes personal associations […]

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Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea was Published on This Day in 1952

It was on this day in 1952, that Earnest Hemingway’s widely popular novel The Old Man and the Sea was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons. It was the last major work that the author would complete and granted him much praise and awards. The book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and had firmly made […]

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Friday Fiction Recommendation: “School” by Melissa Goodrich

Welcome to the end of summer and the beginning of autumnal mornings with blustery afternoons. Perhaps Melissa Goodrich’s story “School” won’t give you the feel-goods about the back-to-school-season, but it does offer an incredibly rich portrayal of the battle of the sexes, played out in these angsty students who can’t see beyond the stereotypes they’ve […]

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The Real Reason You Can’t Stop Reading 90s Nostalgia on BuzzFeed

Countless millennials admit to being apprehensive about adulthood, claiming that they would much prefer the simplicity of childhood. This claim has become more than just a defense mechanism against an extremely tough job market as media outlets have harnessed millennial’s desire to regress into childhood and are delivering content that speaks to this yearning. If you’re confused by […]

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Friday Fiction Recommendation: Nathan Englander’s “Free Fruit For Young Widows”

Nathan Englander’s “Free Fruit for Young Widows” is a remarkable investigation into the pitfalls and ambiguity of morality. Englander is a writer from West Hempstead, Long Island. He lived in Israel for five years in the 1990s and now resides in Brooklyn. In 2010, The New Yorker published his short story, “Free Fruit for Young Widows”, […]

"Walk Write Up" The Love Issue and The Unzipped Issue

Zinster Interview Series Part 2: The Editors of “Walk Write Up”

“Walk Write Up” is the infinitely quirky zine that features artists who deliver seriously innovative poetry, comics, illustrations and more. The Witty Agent had the opportunity of chatting with Editor-in-Chief Audrey Frischman and co-editors Laura Been and Philip Santos Schaffer for part two of our Zinster Interview Series. The team explained exactly what makes “Walk Write Up” […]

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Zinster Interview Series Part One: Andria Alehfi of “We’ll Never Have Paris”

Welcome to the first installment of our three part Zinster Interview Series. We’re chatting with Andria Alefhi about the benefits of DIY publishing often associated with zines.  Andria Alefhi is the editor and curator of the annually distributed zine, “We’ll Never Have Paris”. Founded in 2007, WNHP is a nonfiction and memoir based zine that […]

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Zinsters Take over the City for NYC Zine Weekend

If you haven’t heard, July is international Zine Month. This weekend, July 24th, The NYC Zine Weekend brings zine-related events to the city. Zines (an abbreviation of magazine) denotes a hand-made and self-published magazine, which usually includes mixed-media and can be fiction based, nonfiction based, or a combination of the two. Zines are also known to […]

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TV Shows and Movies That Would Make Great Literature

There are books that translate fabulously into cinema, and others that should never have been altered from their original state of perfection. But are there works of television and certain movies that would do well as books? When we can engage with films and TV in a way that trumps mindless entertainment, it more or less puts […]

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