Anthony Haynes writes: I have recently discovered a lively, constructive website which is very pertinent to the concerns of our own Creative Writing projects. It is Creative Writing in the Academy. The hosts, Deanna Carlyle and Remittance Girl, have kindly agreed to write an introduction to the site. Here it is.
Deanna Carlyle and Remittance Girl write: We co-host Creative Writing in the Academy https://phdcreativewriting.wordpress.com/, a new blog for, by, and about working writers pursuing a postgraduate degree. We share useful links and practical tips for surviving the PhD journey, all served with a smile and an occasional angsty scream. Come learn from our mistakes.
Especially useful are our lists of peer-reviewed creative writing journals https://phdcreativewriting.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/creative-writingjournals/> and academic conferences <https://phdcreativewriting.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/creative-writing-conferences-for-postgrad-writers/>.
Beyond practical resources like these, we offer moral support and companionship during the creative and intellectual journey. To this end, a study group and writing challenge are in the works. If you’re interested in participating, you’re invited to make contact <https://phdcreativewriting.wordpress.com/contact/> with Deanna and Madeleine. We’d be pleased to hear from you!