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The Books Stephen King Hasn’t Written Yet, But Should

2 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

With 54 novels, 5 non-fiction works and several crypts-worth of short stories under his belt, it doesn't seem like there's much left for Stephen King to write about. Except there is... Column by Cath Murphy Stephen King has his faults...Show More Summary

Cole Heinowitz Writes a Signal Piece on Ammiel Alcalay

At Boston Review, Cole Heinowitz writes about poet, novelist, translator, scholar, professor, activist, editor, and “signal force of cultural recovery” Ammiel Alcalay. While his work on Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, “a cooperative project he directs that publishes little-known texts by central figures of the New American Poetry,” is an articulation of [...]

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Erasure Poem

It is time for another poetic form challenge. This time, we’ll be doing erasures. Click here to discover what an erasure is. Since it’s a form that uses another piece of text as source material, I’m going to ask that all entries credit their source. Also, this is the one form in which I’ll let folks submit directly to me but only if you use the subject line: WD Poetic […]

MeGustaEscribir: Author Solutions Inc. Expands Into Spain

5 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Today I'm highlighting a post by author and self-publishing expert David Gaughran. Like Writer Beware, David has been following Author Solutions Inc. closely over the past few years, and has...Show More Summary

The Story You Made of Me: An Interview Lidia Yuknavitch about Dismissed Narratives

5 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

In the wake of controversy surrounding Lena Dunham's new book, Yuknavitch discusses the importance of subversion in non-fiction. Interview by Elle Nash We all assign narratives to people. That is a thing humans do, so don't deny it. Some of us may do it more than others, and it takes a conscientious mind to really unpack them. Show More Summary

The Accuracy of Edward Bellamy: Predicting the Future with Science Fiction

7 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

'Looking Backward' purports to tell the state of America in the year 2000. It's wildly inaccurate, but it's still worth a read. Column by Daniel Hope There's a fascinating little book you've probably never heard of called Looking Backward: 2000-1887, but a little over a hundred years ago it was wildly popular. Show More Summary

It’s Allen Tate!

Remarkably, Allen Tate is referenced in a total of nineteen “Writers at Work” interviews, published by The Paris Review. However, he missed the opportunity to speak for himself, as the subject of his own. Thankfully everyone (Robert Giroux, Robert Lowell, Robert Bly, and a few more) had really nice things to say about him and [...]

an interview with yours truly

Author Richard Mabry has posted an interview with me in two parts: the first is here, the second here. Many thanks, Richard.

Flogometer for Elizabeth—are you compelled to turn the page?

Submissions Wanted. If you’d like a fresh look at your opening chapter or prologue, please email your submission to me re the directions at the bottom of this post. The Flogometer challenge: can you craft a first page that compels.....

Gaiman vs. Handler In The Great Book Giveaway

9 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler had a contest to see who could give away the most free books in 30 minutes. News by Peter Derk If you happened to stop by Washington Square Park in NYC earlier this week, you just might have gotten the chance to take a free book. Show More Summary

Very Scary: The Paris Review Daily Unlocks Secrets to Two American Book Ceremonies

For those who are still asking the five journalistic questions about the 2014 National Book Awards, The Paris Review Daily invites readers who have some bravery, to hop on a magical mystery tour of book award ceremonies past and present. View, the American Book Awards and the National Book Awards: IN THE EIGHTIES. The early [...]

Thoughts and Questions on Series Numbering

11 hours agoArts / Writing : Kait Nolan

Okay this is probably a rather dull topic for some of you, but it’s been on my mind as the proper launch of To Get Me To You draws nigh.  It is the first book in the series and is, obviously, properly number 1.  This is a no brainer.  Chronologically, Be Careful, It’s My Heart follows it, […]

The Gate We Should Have Kept: And Was Mystique That Bad?

12 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

  One of the most perceptive regulars in #FutureChat, The FutureBook digital publishing community’s weekly live discussion, is Carla Douglas of in Kingston, Ontario. And in a recent doing of the discussion, Douglas...Show More Summary

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21

For today’s prompt, pick a direction on the compass, make it the title of your poem, and write that poem. North, South, West, and East are easy directions. Then, there’s Southwest, Northeast, and so on. Then, there are the directions that are completely invented. Show More Summary

John Steinbeck's Six Tips On Writing: Two

20 hours agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The Fall 1975 issue of Paris Review featured an interview with novelist John Steinbeck. He won the Pulitzer Prize and was a Nobel laureate, and The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are still required reading in many...

Erasure and Blackout Poems: Poetic Forms

One form I’ve been meaning to get to for a while is the blackout poem and also the erasure poem. Both are sort of similar with the major difference being in presentation, I suppose. Or it’s kind of like rectangles and squares. You see, all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. Show More Summary

Racism, Deodorant, and Marines: Typical National Book Awards News Roundup

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Racist-y Snicket, Le Guin's passion is a win, and Phil Klay takes home the biggie. News by Peter Derk Last night's National Book Awards was certainly a night to remember with three big stories blowing up the internet this morning. First, Phil Klay was the big winner in the fiction category for his novel Redeployment. Show More Summary

Save The Capilano Review!

The Capilano Review needs your help! This incredible magazine has just lost its funding from Capilano University in Canada. If you’re like us, returning over and over to read Lisa Robertson’s “The Cabins” or finding yourself perusing the George Stanley issue on a weekend, you’ll feel the worry. But the show must go on: Help [...]

Narrative Failure: The Most Common Error Message in Video Games

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

The next gaming generation is here, so why are video games still making the same old storytelling mistakes? Column by BH Shepherd There was a time when a video game didn't need a story longer than a sentence. Shoot the space rocks. Save the princess. Show More Summary

Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Luis J. Rodriguez, Visits KPCC Radio

This September, Luis J. Rodriguez became Poet Laureate of the City of Los Angeles. Now, after first discovering his love for books at Los Angeles’s Downtown Central Library years ago, Rodriguez plans to lead a series of public workshops and events about poetry at the city library. More from KPCC. Los Angeles is a city [...]

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