Bryan Carr is having a contest on his blog for a copy of MLKNG SCKLS and some other great looking books. You have until 7/27. Get to it.
Ten tips for structuring a short story collection.
New Pages has compiled a really great list of writers’ blogs.
Significant Objects is a site that Â pairs a writer with an object. Writers then write a story about the object, and the object and story are sold on eBay to the highest bidder. Writers get the money and retain the rights to the story. Pretty neat.
Three Percent is a University of Rochester initiative to promote international literature and works in translation.
A list of publications actively seeking more diversity in the writing they receive.
Thirst for Fire would like you to submit.
Librarians gone wild!
Jessa Marsh is the new web editor for Monkeybicycle.
A fun blog featuring unnecessary quotation marks.
Jason Jordan, editor of decomP, has an interesting idea for paying contributors.
The Iowa Review has a new editor.
I got an e-mail about this microfiction competition. I don’t know anything about it, but I’m sharing the information with you.
A great conversation with Arundhati Roy.
Nabokov, Playboy, being published against Nabokov’s wishes?
Get yourself a copy of Stephanie Johnson’s One of These Things is not Like the Others from Keyhole Books. It’s out July 21.
The dictionary has some new words. Noah Webster weeps. Tweens everywhere rejoice.
Some ideal fiction anthologies from three editors of Flatmancrooked.
There’s a professional development fund for emerging artists of color (writers included) from the great lakes region. Get yourself some money!
This is also pretty neat. Monkeybicycle 6 is available on the Kindle now.
Everything you need to know about writing a novel in 1,000 words.
Another perspective on hint fiction from Jason Sanford.
A writer who self-published his novel for the Kindle has gotten a book deal from Simon & Schuster. Fairy tales do come true.
Louisiana State University Press will not close.
A nice interview with Collagist editor Matt Bell.
This is a bit old, but here is a charming interview with Vendela Vida and Dave Eggers about writing Away We Go, which I adored.
The summer’s IT galleys?
Eastbound and Down Season 1 is available on DVD. GET IT.
Finally, let’s all just admit that William Zabka was awesome.