Author Spotlight: Clarissa Goenawan

Heavy Revisions and Living the Dream with Clarissa Goenawan By Monica Prince Indonesian-born Singaporean writer Clarissa Goenawan’s manuscript, Rainbirds, was shortlisted in the 2015 SFWP Literary Awards Program and the First Novel Prize in the UK. From there, the...

Author Spotlight: Julie Carrick Dalton

Movement and first loves as a path to writing By Monica Prince   Journalist Julie Carrick Dalton’s manuscript The Poacher’s Code was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program. She’s published more than a thousand articles in...

Visual truth in TUNNEL TO HELL by Scott MacGregor

When common humanity takes a back seat to greed By Beth Osborne   Scott MacGregor’s graphic novel Tunnel to Hell is the story of the Waterworks Tunnel Disaster of 1916, as seen through the eyes of those who suffered as they attempted to work on and survive past...

SFWP Celebrates 20 Years

Part 1: Pain By Andrew Gifford   In November of 1998, my life was a mess. A few years earlier, I started to experience intense pain in my face. It was like someone was drilling into my head – or maybe trying to drill out of it. I described it to doctors as...

Author Spotlight: Michele Swide Lew

On mess and generosity for editing and writing By Monica Prince   Michele Swide Lew is a fiction writer, a graduate of UC Berkeley, and one of the top ten finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program with her manuscript, Melanie Loves Edith. Her work has been...

Author Spotlight: Cathy Cruise

Thoughts on never giving up on a piece By Monica Prince   Raised in a little town in southwest Virginia on the West Virginia border called Bluefield, Cathy Cruise was selected as one of the long list finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program with her...