Lists

January 25, 2016

The Golden Child: Seven Literary Editors Pick Their Favorite Issues 1

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How can you possibly have a favorite amongst your children?

January 22, 2016

CTRL-F, DELETE: Word-Trends, Sneaky Cliches, and Other Turns of Phrase You Should Immediately Delete From Your Manuscript 25

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For the sake of your writing — and for the patience of editorial staffs everywhere — keep one eye on what’s trending. If it sounds familiar, you’ve probably read it somewhere before. And, believe you me, so have we.

January 11, 2016

Most Anticipated, Too: The Great 2016 Nonfiction Book Preview 3

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Set aside some space on those bookshelves. This is looking to be a very, very good year for nonfiction.

January 5, 2016

The Whispered Language of Secrets and Fears: Ten Poems for People Who Hate Poetry 5

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Novels might bore, and short stories can frustrate, but poetry is the only genre of literature that elicits consistent hate.

January 4, 2016

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview 15

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While there’s no such thing as a list that has everything, we feel certain this preview — at 8,600 words and 93 titles — is the only 2016 book preview you’ll need.

December 28, 2015

The Best of The Millions: 2015 0

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Before we get into 2016, let’s take a look at what was keeping readers interested on The Millions in 2015.

November 30, 2015

The Millions 2015 Gift Guide for Readers, Writers and the People Who Love Them 1

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Welcome to The Millions 4th Annual Gift Guide! As usual, we’ve got gifts sure to delight all the writers and readers in your life, and maybe something for your niece—the one you don’t know that well, but who apparently likes books.

November 27, 2015

Before They Were Notable: 2015 2

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This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.

November 23, 2015

Born from Books: Six Authors on Their Childhood Reading 0

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Reading was a sort of sanctuary to me. Our flat was small and our family had a lot of kids and reading was a way for me to be by myself for a while.

September 29, 2015

The Writer I Was: Six Authors Look Back on Their First Novels 8

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One does try to be a good literary citizen, and most of the time it’s a decent country to be citizen of, but other times it feels like you’re wading to middle school through a waist-deep river of shit.