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Unbound: Digital Publishing Round-Up Winter Edition

11 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

For many, the new year is a time for new beginnings. A fresh start. A clean state. The same is proving true for digital publishing as 2016 ushers in new ideas, new partnerships, new markets, and, of course, new legal battles. Here’s the latest… Google Launches E-book Experiment Google has launched a new digital-only bookstore […]

Termination Fees in Publishing Contracts: Why They're Not Just Bad for Authors

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware In the course of my work with Writer Beware, I see a lot of publishing contracts (for the most part, these are from small presses). One of the red flags I'm encountering more often these days...Show More Summary

Words Mightier Than Bullets: Tarantino on Story

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at the theme of storytelling throughout Quentin Tarantino's filmography. Column by BH Shepherd Be warned, this will be a spoiler-filled discussion. Quentin Tarantino is a filmmaker one can safely call iconic. The very mentionShow More Summary

Francisco Goldman Interviews Poet Idra Novey About Her Debut Novel, Ways to Disappear

At LitHub, Idra Novey reflects on the process of writing her debut novel, Ways to Disappear which tells the story of an American translator searching for a vanished author in Brazil. Goldman and Novey’s discussion touches on ex-pat experiences in South America, first drafts, more: Poet and translator Idra Novey’s debut novel, Ways to Disappear, […]

'Harry Potter And the Cursed Child' Book Coming This Summer

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Fans and Muggles Rejoice: New Harry Potter Book Coming This Summer. News by Peter Derk Yes, it's true, a new Harry Potter book is coming out this summer. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play written by J.K. Rowling that premieres...Show More Summary

5 Famous Bestsellers That Were Rejected (And 50 More)

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Rejection is hard, but it's universal. We highlight 55 bestsellers that were rejected. Column by Michael David Wilson Receiving rejection slips is a pretty disheartening process, so being upbeat I thought I’d write an entire column on the matter. Show More Summary

Prairie Schooner Interviews Kaveh Akbar, Man With ‘Chutzpah’

Prairie Schooner’s Katie Schmid Henson interviews poet and Divedapper editor Kaveh Akbar. We’ve covered Akbar’s editorial efforts before, most recently here, and we’re pleased to read more about it in his own words. Also, yes: cold calling poets for submissions when you’re in high school really does take chutzpah! The Prairie Schooner Book Prize is […]

Ross Gay Interview at Jacket Copy: He Has His Own Orchard!

At Jacket Copy, an interview with Ross Gay on how it feels to be up for so many literary awards with his third collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. Abigail Licad asks, “Any expression of “unabashed gratitude” seems an anomaly in today’s highly cynical and ironic age. To what extent was this departure intentional as a […]

Slate Picks Love Poetry Guaranteed to Help You…

If you haven’t heard, Valentine’s Day approacheth. It seems to happen every year? Weird. Anyway, Slate has picked out some l o v e p o e m s for you lovecats to enjoy when you’re not dotting each other’s mouths with jasmine-infused chocolate-tart dribbles and whispering tear-duct-shaped sweet everythings, or whatever happens when the […]

Dealing With Doubt Planters

How often do we allow others to get into our heads, and cause us to question our abilities? Here's how to handle that and push forward with your writing. The post Dealing With Doubt Planters appeared first on

The Myth of Balance

Therese butting in for a moment to introduce you to our newest contributor here at Writer Unboxed: internationally bestselling author of two novels (Stay; Why Can’t I Be You?) and awesome human, Allie Larkin. Please help me welcome her to the team! I’ve been grounded since November. It’s self-imposed. I deserved it. I’ve had a […]

How to Grab Attention Online: 3 Instant Fixes

Why do you need to grab attention online? It comes down to a desire all aspiring writers have in common: to get more readers. Do you dream of having masses of readers who can’t get enough of what you write? If you want to make it happen, you need to get your name out there. If… Read More » The post How to Grab Attention Online: 3 Instant Fixes appeared first on Write to Done.

How I Got My Literary Agent: Randy Ribay

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Randy Ribay, author of AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

2015 April PAD Challenge: Poet Laureate

As mentioned with yesterday’s prompt, the 2015 April PAD Challenge list of winners is finally complete. Check them out here. However, the purpose of this post is to unveil the current Poetic Asides Poet Laureate! 2015 April PAD Challenge:...Show More Summary

Wanted: 8 of Literature's Most Dangerous Couples

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

“Dangerous” depends on your point of view, but these characters generally fit the bill if you're a law-abiding human being with a sliver of common sense. Column by Leah Dearborn To quote Stephen King in The Drawing of the Three: “This...Show More Summary

Eileen Myles on Love at New York Magazine

First openly female candidate for President, First Lady of the Lower East Side literary scene, “Poetic Muse” of Transparent Eileen Myles contributes to a Valentine’s Day-themed New York Magazine issue, an essay on love in a time of boundaries. I met this really beautiful woman at an artist colony and we had a terrific affair […]

Bookshots: 'A Collapse of Horses' by Brian Evenson

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A collection of horrifying literature and literary horror. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: A Collapse of Horses Who Wrote It? Since finishing 'Horses,' I have read three more [Evenson books] in succession. Show More Summary

Love, Cinema, Writing, Race, & Death

It was my birthday this past weekend and I’m recovering from a busy trip to Butte, Montana where I was hosted by poet and scholar Isabel Sobral Campos, at Montana Tech, and was invited to talk about writing in the West, particularly to talk about race and creative writing. I handed out poems I knew […]

Book Tour Diaries: Planning the Trip and What to Pack

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Rob Hart is about to embark on his first book tour, hitting four cities on the West Coast. He shares how he planned it, what he's packing, why he's doing it — and what he's hoping to accomplish. Column by Rob Hart I am both thrilledShow More Summary

Lisa Lucas to Become Executive Director of the National Book Foundation

The third executive director of the organization, following Harold Augenbraum, who has served as E.D. since 2003, Ms. Lucas is the first woman to lead the National Book Foundation. She leaves behind a position as publisher of art and politics magazine Guernica and has worked at other non-profit cultural organizations such as Tribeca Film Festival. […]

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