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The Wednesday Web Browser for Writers

Welcome to the Wednesday collection of gleanings from the Web:

  • Noted by The Cincinnati Review: “We receive about 1,500 poems, stories, and essays a month through our online submission manager, and many of those submissions get read by our staff, who have noticed the following trends. . . .”
  • The latest author to contribute to the “My First Time” column on David Abrams’s wonderful blog is Susan Woodring, describing her first telephone conversation with her agent. (P.S. Huge congrats to David on the selection of Fobbit, his forthcoming novel, for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program.)
  • Next week will bring the June issue of The Practicing Writer, which will feature a Q&A with Midge Raymond, author most recently of Everyday Writing: Tips and Prompts to Fit Your Regularly Scheduled Life. Right now, you can learn more about the book and enter a giveaway on Goodreads.
  • Speaking of giveaways, there’s also still a bit of time remaining to leave a comment and be eligible for one of our own Short Story Month Collection Giveaway Project offerings.
  • Poet Diane Lockward shares the qualities that draw her to (or repel her from) online literary journals.
  • Who can’t benefit from a refresher course on the comma?
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    1. Hi Erika,

      I’ve been re-reading the collection titled Knuckleheads by Jeff Kass, award winning slam poet and dedicated high school teacher in Ann Arbor, MI. This first collection has a very contemporary feel without being slick, or trying too hard. Knuckleheads is about men and their flaws, as well as their passion and how these things lead to complicated relationships with women. The stories are funny and real, and sometimes a little sad. Reading them, I felt like I had gotten a glimpse of the working class American male psyche.

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