Sneak Previews of 3M Essays

Check out Jim Shepard's piece on studying writing with John Hawkes on The Rumpus, Sigrid Nunez's essay on Susan Sontag in Tin House, Evelyn Toynton's piece on her mother in the American Scholar, and Joyce Carol Oates' essay, "Notes on Writerly Influences: In the Absence of Mentors and Muses" in Narrative Magazine.

Cheryl Strayed's essay on Alice Munro appears in the Summer issue of the Missouri Review.

Margot Livesey's piece on the influence of her adopted father, a Scottish school teacher, appears soon in The Normal School

Some essays are only available in the print version - All are available in the book on Oct. 27.