Tucson's Deborah Mayaan on the Healing Power of Writing

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Posted 9.18.14 by RW Blogger

Harnessing the healing power of words through writing helped Deborah Mayaan recover from serious illness. Her essays and poems have appeared in a wide range of publications including Woman of Power, Sin Fronteras, Maize, Unstrung, and Rattlesnake Review, and anthologies including Sister/Stranger and She Who Was Lost Is Remembered.

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Peyton Marshall Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 9.18.14

"Writing is about getting to a place of deep mediation. The writer’s job is, at a fundamental level, all about finding the habits that will get you there—somehow. Human beings are, fortunately, trainable animals. We can train ourselves, through habit, to access the parts of the mind that lead to great creative work.

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The Handwritten Draft of Lord of the Flies, International Read an E-Book Day, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.18.14

National Book Award in Fiction longlist announced; Terrance Hayes on music in poetry; Alison Bechdel to write memoir on fitness fads; and other news.

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Robinson, Powers Top National Book Award Fiction Longlist

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Posted 9.18.14 by Prize Reporter

The longlist for the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction has been announced. The list represents a notable range of emerging and established writers, including such heavy-hitters as Richard Powers (who won the award in 2006) and Pulitzer Prize winners Marilynne Robinson and Jane Smiley, alongside debut novelist and Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, and Molly Antopol and Phil Klay, who were both nominated for debut story collections.

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Jubilee

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Posted 9.18.14

Traci Brimhall's poem "Jubilee," read by Dave Bonta, is enhanced with striking footage in this clip from Moving Poems. Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012), which was selected for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize.

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Bechdel and Hayes Receive Genius Grants, Banned Books Week, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.17.14

National Book Award in Nonfiction longlist announced; Steve Almond's case against football; Adam Kirsch on literary taste; and other news.

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Botlhale Boikanyo

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Posted 9.17.14

Although there are no poets in tonight's finale of the popular reality show America's Got Talent, a young poet won the South African version of the show two years ago. Botlhale Boikanyo's performance of "Africa My Pride" won over the audience and judges, receiving a standing ovation and the prize.

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Portrait

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 9.17.14 by Writing Prompter

Have you ever been the subject of a work of art? What is it like to look at someone else’s artistic interpretation of who you are? This week, write a piece analyzing why the artist made the compositional choices he or she did. If you’ve never had a work of art created for you, write about how you’d want to be portrayed. What medium, lighting, color palette, and setting do you think would capture your spirit? Who would you want to create the piece? Where would you want it displayed?  

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Mirrors

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 9.17.14 by Writing Prompter

Does one of your characters have an obsession with their appearance? Is she the type that habitually glances at every reflective surface in order to catch a glimpse of herself? Does this behavior have a negative effect? This week, write a story in which this character can no longer examine her appearance. Perhaps she goes on a camping trip, or decides to take down all the mirrors in her house. Think about how this change in circumstance can impact the character’s mood, confidence, and outlook on life.

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Anaphora Literary Press

Jobs For Writers

Posted 9.16.14

Publishing Internships (Unpaid)
09/16/2014 - 03/16/2015

Editorial Intern: Do at least 1 book review per week (3 paragraphs) - evaluating an incoming submission. It is likely that you might only proofread and closely edit 1 manuscript of a book between 60-400 pages in length during the course of the internship - and this will require close concentration and detailed work. Manuscripts can be poetry or short story collections, novels, as well as non-fiction projects. The internship is unpaid and will be done by email from your home computer.

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