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Travel Writing Tips and Tricks

May, 15 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Associate Editor Michelle LaCrosse We’re finally into spring and summer is right around the bend—it’ll be here before you know it! Travel can happen at any time, but I know many, even most, people choose summer to get away from their routines and see something new. Ahead of these vacations and staycations, […]

Mirror, Mirror: “Ripped” from the Spring 2019 Issue

May, 13 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Elena Brousard-Norcross As a reader at Colorado Review, I often encounter work that I pass on to the editors with the hope that I will see it again—in print. “Ripped,” by Ashley Wurzbacher, from the Spring 2019 issue, is definitely one of those stories. When I first read it, I […]

Revisiting The Woman Warrior

Apr, 23 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Associate Editor Michelle Thomas This spring, at AWP in Portland, I met Maxine Hong Kingston. It was your typical AWP meet-cute: I attended her panel and then hovered in the meet-and-greet line. I had so many thoughts that I wanted to share. Namely, that I had first read The Woman Warrior in […]

A Budget and a Plan: Braving the AWP Bookfair

Apr, 17 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Associate Editor Kristin Macintyre Three weeks ago, I was in Portland, Oregon with nearly 15,000 other writers strolling the aisles of the AWP bookfair. I was indistinguishable among the crowd, each of us wearing canvas totes and blue lanyards, each of us tugging at a friend’s elbow while gawking at a discounted journal […]

Counterpoint: Why We Should Question (If Not Abolish) the Writing Ritual

Apr, 16 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Jordan Osborne Since I decided to attempt being a writer, I’ve been told that I need to have a ritual for writing—set aside time and space, develop some habits to get me in the right frame of mind. Honestly, I could go on and on, rattling off tips from other […]

Finding a Home for Your Writing

Apr, 08 2019 | one response

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Yuni Ramos While sending your writing into the world can certainly feel daunting at times, there are several benefits to doing so. Some highlights include reaching a new audience, boosting your confidence, engaging in the literary conversation, and obtaining professional credibility. Now that I’ve got your attention, you may be […]