Cover Photo: A photograph of a baker's hands  over a pile of flour on a table. Grains of flour drift down from their hands into the pile. The table also contains some eggs, a whisk, and a bag of flour.
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Publishing Your Debut Book Is Like Baking Croissants—Messy, But Worth It

Outside the publishing industry, I don’t think we spend enough time discussing the labor behind writing a book.

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Pyae Moe Thet War is a freelance writer and digital media editor based in Yangon, Myanmar. Her debut book, an essay collection titled You've Changed, will be published by Catapult in May 2022.