Monday Memo

June 18, 2018

What we're talking about this week at A Public Space.

Monday Memo

June 11, 2018

What we're talking about this week at A Public Space.

Monday Memo

June 4, 2018

What we're talking about this week at A Public Space.

Lauren Cerand Joins A Public Space Staff

March 22, 2018

Brigid Hughes, founding editor of the independent literary magazine A Public Space, announced today that Lauren Cerand will join the magazine, effective immediately, as Marketing and Development Director...

The 2018 A Public Space Fellows

February 21, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 A Public Space Fellows.

A Public Space Is Hiring

January 5, 2018

A Public Space seeks a Marketing and Development Director.

Announcing APS Books

October 16, 2017

We are thrilled to announce APS Books, a new, independent imprint at A Public Space that mirrors the efforts of the magazine. With launch titles by Bette Howland, Sally Potter, Dorothea Tanning, and more.

A Girl on the Hunt

Rebekka Rafnsdóttir October 16, 2017

We are pleased to share Rebekka Rafnsdóttir's essay "A Girl on the Hunt," the inaugural recipient of the Bette Howland Nonfiction Prize. The prize, given annually to a student at the New School in New York City, was established by Honor Moore, who first met Bette Howland in 1977: "​In the winter of 1977, I went to the MacDowell Colony for the first time. I had just had my first work—a memoir-as-play called Mourning Pictures—go public on Broadway.... The play had been a hit in a Massachusetts summer theater and closed quickly in New York, and though it was to be published in an anthology, I was having a hard time emerging from what was an up-down whiplash experience. At MacDowell I met a woman writer about eight years older than me—at the time, she seemed much older!—who had just published a memoir of her time in a mental hospital—the book was called W-3. We became friends—long talks in what I remember as her very dark writing studio—her typewriter in a pool of light. She was the first woman writer to encourage me."

I was brought up on the northernmost tip of the Earth. The environment is rough and cold there, barren yet somehow truthful. It gives you the truth bare, as if there is nothing further to add. It just is like frost that never melts, doesn’t grow and never dies. Forever constant change eternal. Where sky meets the ocean, it seems like the horizon reaches further than elsewhere. As if there is more spaciousness there, endless space, the sky so vast, the stars ever present. No boundaries in sight. But there is always a certain type of coldness, whether it be summer or winter. It is the type of coldness that radiates from emptiness. There is an abundance of nothing all around. The wild, and what scarce life inhabits it, has still been left undisturbed.

The 2018 Public Space Fellowships

September 8, 2017

**The A Public Space Fellowships will be announced on our News page on Wednesday, February 21.**

We are pleased to announce that applications will open on September 15 for the 2018 Public Space Fellowships.

An Aesthetic Meeting of Minds

July 20, 2017

A conversation on editing with Emerging Writer Fellow Jai Chakrabarti and his mentors, Mary-Beth Hughes and Elizabeth Gaffney.

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