The Artisanal Writer is an online journal about the craft of writing and reading. It explores what makes great writing, how great writing happens and how writers we love to read, make great writing happen.

The journal aims to address the forever open question of how best to read, reveal and refine what is meaningful in our world universally and in the place and time we particularly belong. It seeks to find a way into the writer’s unique aesthetic in the context of what we understand as shared principles.

The journal features previously unpublished interviews, reviews and discussions about craft in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and screen writing.

At this time featured authors are chosen through invitation only. For questions regarding submissions of craft essays or general pitches please write to submissions@artisanalwriter.com

Content in the Artisanal Writer is protected under Creative Commons License. The journal will retain exclusive copyright for 30 days for any content published. Within this period content published in the Artisanal Writer may not be republished elsewhere, in any form (original or adapted) without consent from the publishers.


Sabyasachi (Sachi) Nag is the author of Uncharted (Mansfield Press, 2020) and two previous collections of poetry, Could You Please, Please, Stop Singing (Mosaic Press, 2015), and Bloodlines (Writers Workshop, 2006). His work has appeared in several journals worldwide. He is an alumnus of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, Humber School for Writers and the BANFF Centre for Arts and Creativity. He is currently an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing program at University of British Columbia. He was born in Calcutta and writes from Mississauga, Ontario.

Fiction Reviews:

Debbie Bateman is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio and a former teaching assistant in that program. Her work has appeared in Descant, Phoebe, Qwerty, and the “Shy Anthology” published by the University of Alberta Press. Two of her stories are included in “You Look Good For Your Age”, an anthology edited by Rona  Altrows, and recently released by the University of Alberta Press.

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