Getting To Publication

Getting to Publication

Potomac Review Associate Editor and first reader, Mike Landweber, blogs about what he looks for in prose submissions. The reading period for the Potomac Review is about to reopen. As an Associate Editor (and first reader), I’ve reviewed 387 stories…

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Writing And Journaling

Writing and Journaling

Nonfiction Editor, Zachary Benavidez, blogs about why he keeps a journal. This summer I started doing something I haven't done since college: I started journaling again. In grad school, our writing professors encouraged us to keep notebooks in our pockets…

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A Writer’s Dream

A Writer’s Dream

Volunteer Holly reads into a book. Writing is timeless. Perhaps this is because human nature is timeless, and great writing captures the essence of human nature. People will always love and hate, strive and succeed, fight and lose. Certain desires…

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A New Perspective

A New Perspective

Volunteer Holly muses over changes in scenery. Years ago, I found myself sitting on the edge of a cliff looking out over the Pacific Ocean for the first time. The view stretched on, vast and limitless. Humbled by the experience,…

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DeLillo & Dialogue

DeLillo & Dialogue

Volunteer Nathan analyzes dialogue in Don DeLillo’s Underworld. I recently attended a dialogue-focused writing workshop at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop’s suggestions and commentary reiterated the fundamentals that can be found in most conventional classes and instructional…

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DeLillo & Dialogue

DeLillo & Dialogue

Volunteer Nathan analyzes dialogue in Don DeLillo’s Underworld. I recently attended a dialogue-focused writing workshop at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop’s suggestions and commentary reiterated the fundamentals that can be found in most conventional classes and instructional…

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Writers Groups

Writers Groups

Volunteer Holly ponders the benefits of a writers group. Creative writers take little pieces of their souls and turn them into words. It’s a daunting task that requires courage and stamina. If the work ends there, then the writer can…

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