Now that 2018 has arrived, we want to know how the current political climate affects your writing practice. No matter how committed you may be to finally finishing that novel you started five years ago, this hardly seems the historical moment to write anything without also paying serious attention to systemic sexism, racism, climate change, and everything else wrong with the world right now. Maybe you've noticed your work in the past year has turned subtly or not so subtly darker. Or maybe you have finally hit upon a strategy to work more resistance into your poetry, essays, or story lines. As creative writers, we’re all searching to make our work relevant, to say something that matters. From now through April 1st, we’re looking for true stories of 500 words or less about how you’re trying to do just that. We'll try too, we promise.

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