In case you’re like Kate and you need a few weeks to plan and prepare for submissions, here are some submission deadlines for contests coming up throughout the month of March. May the luck of the Irish be with ye. Go get ‘em!
You’ve been writing all winter. Now get your work out there. Submissions for these awards and residencies are due TOMORROW. Time to get a wiggle on. Continue reading
- With notes from Emily and writer Scott Andrew Selby.
Every book is about something. The first draft, as King describes it, gets that something out of your head. “Your job in the second draft – one of them anyway – is to make that something even more clear. This may necessitate some big changes and revisions. The benefits to…your reader will be clearer focus and a more unified story.”
Emily Kramer: Revelation! I always thought the purpose of the second draft was to make the first draft better. But since not much happened to me between yesterday and today, I wasn’t sure how I was supposed to write that much better than the day before? “More clear,” is a more achievable goal.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:15 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library Continue reading
Every so often I think, residencies, grants – I should apply for some of those. And then I don’t. But now I’m making a new rule: for every magazine article I pitch I’m going to throw in one of these, just for good measure. Here are some that I pulled from Mira’s list or were sent to me from friends. Warning – the deadlines as far out as March and as soon as
tomorrow next weekend! Continue reading
I love a good alternative reading series. This seems like a good time to thank everyone who participated in the Litwrap readings at 61 Local this year. We are looking forward to hearing more of your works-in-progress in 2014.
Mostly, there’s just something about getting out of a bookstore and into somewhere with good booze or snacks, that wets the palette for a new kind of story. Not that box wine doesn’t do it for me sometimes. It’s just a little variation can open up the mind and also extend the community from the established pro to the working joe. Continue reading