AWP Writer's Notebook Tess CallahanAWP WRITER’S NOTEBOOK, Contributor, September 2017, “Creative Paradox: Writers Who Think ‘Inside’ the Box.” From Miranda to Murakami, discerning writers reject the cliché: “think outside the box.” Instead, they custom-make boxes and wedge themselves inside.



Writer's Digest Tess CallahanWRITER’S DIGEST MAGAZINE, Contributor, September 2017 print edition,Train Your Eye for Better Writing.” This article explores three ways to add color to the canvas of your manuscript by using techniques adapted from traditional visual arts training: emulations, thumbnails and underpaintings. It also offers bits of wisdom gleaned from artistic masters John Gardner, Natalie Goldberg, Stephen King, Roy Kinzer, Ann Lamott, Pablo Picasso and Francine Prose.



QWERTY MAGAZINE, Author InterviewQwerty Interview Tess Callahan, April 24, 2017. This interview explores writing process, writer’s block and procrastination, and the successful use of constraints to unleash creativity.




SWAAY MEDIA, Contributor, March 16, 2017.Keeping Focused and Calm in a Turbulent World.”




CHICAGO WOMAN MAGAZINE, Contributor, March 11, 2017.How to Use Your Dream Last Night for Personal Growth Today.”



WRITER’S BONE PODCAST, Author Interview, February 27, 2017.


PROJECT EVE, Contributor, February 12, 2017. Three Ways to Leverage Your Workplace Creativity.”




Ms Career Girl Tess CallahanMS. CAREER GIRL, Contributor, February 2, 2017.Looking for Inspiration? Let it Find You.


BEST AMERICAN POETRY BLOG, Guest Author, December 2015. “Unleash Creativity: Five Part Series,” These five posts explore creativity tools for you and your students, including emulation exercises, timed exercises, ideas for limiting  your palette and approaching your work from fresh vantage points.



BLBCITTHE BEST LITTLE BOOK CLUB IN TOWN, “Twelve Percent,” September 2011; reprinted in Women & Home South Africa Magazine, Summer 2014.

“Twelve Percent,” a short story by Tess Callahan is included in The Best Little Book Club in Town, September 2011. The anthology also includes stories by Jodi Picoult, Mavis Cheek, Sophie Kinsella, Katie Fforde, Lee Child, Tracy Chevalier, Ruth Rendell, Elizabeth Nobel, Jo Jo Moyes, Kate Mosse and Cathy Kelly.

“Some brilliantly-crafted snaps of fiction and a great way of discovering some new favourite authors. Be prepared to be amused, touched and excited by this anthology by 30 top authors.” ~ OXFORD TIMES



narrativeNARRATIVE MAGAZINE, January 2014, “White Moon Rising.” This excerpt from Callahan’s forthcoming novel was selected as Narrative Magazine’s Story of the Week.


NPR-logo-squareNATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO: Three Books about Dads who Love Dangerously, June 19, 2010

Sunday is the day we remember our doting, caring dads — but this Father’s Day, Tess Callahan wonders whether it’s possible for a dad to overextend his love. She looks at three books where a father’s protection means keeping some dangerous secrets.



How an Unlikely Friendship can Change your Life: Tess Callahan on April & Oliver



new-york-times-logo_0NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE “Lives” Column  Sunday, May 10, 2009

Do You Feel This? The first day of the rest of your life as a mother.



powells-thumbnail-2POWELLS.COM ESSAY: May 27, 2009

April, Oliver & the Power of Now




Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 2.11.25 PMSTYLUS ANTHOLOGY, 2000

“Braiding in Twilight,” short fiction






AGNIAGNI Magazine, 1999

from “Four Seasons in April,” novel excerpt, Pushchart Prize Nomination


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