Lists Archives - The Millions
June 24, 2016
The plot should involve hardship, anxiety, and a certain level of suffering; these hold my occasional bouts of existential dread at bay.
June 10, 2016
by Ed Simon
In the writing of Willa Cather, John Edgar Wideman, Michael Chabon, Stewart O’Nan, and Ellen Litman we see a fuller expression of the raw energy of Pittsburgh than one does in the simple platitudes of official civic boosters.
April 8, 2016
Novelists and essayists ponder the apocalypse, but poems are particularly suited toward capturing the anxiety of the end.
February 10, 2016
There are far more dangerous professions than teaching, but few are more difficult.
February 9, 2016
A masterful essay collection is a metered intellectual exercise. Here are four essay collections worth reading: writers who challenge, surprise, and eventually reward their readers for staying the course.
January 25, 2016
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 26
by M.R. Branwen
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
Set aside some space on those bookshelves. This is looking to be a very, very good year for nonfiction.
January 5, 2016
Novels might bore, and short stories can frustrate, but poetry is the only genre of literature that elicits consistent hate.
January 4, 2016
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.