Craft Essay: Building On Memories for Authentic Emotion in Creative Nonfiction by Ashlie Stevens

This kind of writing is a tenuous process. You are working these small, independent bits that have occurred over months or years into a narrative that builds to the summative emotion or knowledge that inspired you to write the essay in the first place, while trying to stay grounded in the emotion you experienced when these events first transpired.… Read More Craft Essay: Building On Memories for Authentic Emotion in Creative Nonfiction by Ashlie Stevens

Featured Nonfiction: The Transit of Venus by Rebecca Gummere

Editor’s note: Rebecca Gummere’s gorgeous essay, “The Transit of Venus” was selected by Rebecca Makkai as the runner-up in New South’s 2015 Writing Contest. Here, Rebecca shares how her essay took shape and what she’s been working on since.  Rebecca Gummere: The essay is about the gradual decline and death of my mother, but it’s also about the transitory… Read More Featured Nonfiction: The Transit of Venus by Rebecca Gummere