Favorite links to intriguing articles and practical advice, from Robine and Denise.
Places to visit when you need something to spark an idea.
A blog featuring talks with writers. Some examples:
- There’s No Such Thing as Good Writing: Craig Nova’s Radical Revising Process
- The Hidden Poetic Genius of an Old English Nursery Rhyme
In the Entertainment section on The Atlantic web site.
Beyond the Margins
A collective of a dozen writers who share insights, ideas, and inspiration. They also accept guest post submissions.
An inexhaustible source of strange and poignant relationship situations, proving that truth is stranger than any fiction you could ever imagine. On Slate.
Arts & Letters Daily
From the Chronicle of Higher Education, a wide-ranging compendium of articles to feed your intellectual side.
A selective list of places to submit work for publication.
They take unsolicited submissions and also run contests. From their web site:
One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, New Stories from the Midwest, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the South, Best of the West, and Best American Short Stories. Every story published in Glimmer Train is unsolicited. And every year, we pay out over $50,000 to fiction writers.
A little light research indicates that they are highly respected.
Poets and Writers magazine: Guide to writing competitions, grants, and awards