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(Don’t) Write What You Know

Jan, 10 2017 | no responses

By Chelsea Hansen, Colorado Review Associate Editor Every writer has heard that infamous phrase: “Write what you know.” And, like me, most writers have probably railed against it. I first heard this when I was nineteen and in my first-ever workshop. My professor at the time had gone off on an unintended rant on the subject. [...]

The Bravery of Writing

Nov, 11 2016 | no responses

By Morgan Riedl, Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Recently, I attended a storytelling event with a friend. After the performance, we discussed what it’s like to write and share stories, and agreed to send each other a story we’d written. Shortly after I got home, my phone buzzed with a text: “I’m so nervous for you [...]

New Worlds Need New Words

Nov, 04 2016 | no responses

By Michelle LaCrosse, Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Have you ever wanted to tell a story about some far-off place that only exists in your imagination? Or struggled to describe something that’s in your head and yet just cannot seem to translate it to the page? Maybe you’re using the wrong word. Maybe the right word [...]

Learning from Rejection: Confessions of a Lit Journal Intern

Oct, 07 2016 | no responses

By Yash Seyedbagheri, Colorado Review Associate Editor When you envision stories being rejected at a literary journal, you might imagine a group of men and women in trench coats and fedoras, sitting around rejecting people with a certain glee, tossing manuscripts into the garbage can as they laugh jovially. And the fact is that isn’t true, [...]

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