Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Tally_marks-Five-bar_Gate.svgTally Time!

My fellow Poetry Has Value bloggers and I sent in our May “stats” (re: submissions, acceptances, rejections, and so forth) and Jessica Piazza has posted them. I recommend that you read them all if you have the time–this month’s posts include some frank talk on submission fees, simultaneous submissions, and a number of other topics that we’ve all thought about. But if you’re in a hurry to read the discrete update from yours truly, you’ll find it right here.

Mind Your Words (and the Monday Markets!)

Eva Langston has a new article, “10 Words to Trim from Your Writing,” up on the Beyond Your Blog website. I’ve been looking forward to seeing this piece since its author sent me this heads-up via Twitter.

I love hearing “success stories” like this one!


Deal Alert!

And from the Department of the Day Job: There’s a Kindle Deal happening now for one of our re-issued books.

For a mere $1.99, you can access our edition of Meyer Levin’s classic novel Compulsion, now with a new foreword by Marcia Clark (yes, THAT Marcia Clark!), and an introduction by one of Meyer Levin’s sons, Gabriel Levin.

The deal runs through the rest of the month.