The Artisanal Writer

Exploring the Craft and Practice of Writing


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The journal features previously unpublished interviews, reviews and discussions about craft in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and screen writing.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. Effective January ’23 AW is accepting submissions for Craft Essays. For submission guidelines visit the Submit page.

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.

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