The Seventy-Five Minute Novel, Bloomsbury Group’s Mass Appeal, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.4.15

New software streamlines authors’ e-mail archives; Mad Men book props up for auction; debut authors in conversation; and other news.

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Alan Cheuse

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Posted 8.4.15

NPR literary commentator and author Alan Cheuse speaks about the events and life experiences that influenced his fifth novel, Prayers for the Living (Fig Tree Books, 2015). Cheuse passed away on July 31 at the age of seventy-five.

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Desert Island

Poetry Prompt

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Posted 8.4.15 by Writing Prompter

If you found yourself stranded on a desert island, what would you most want to have with you? Make a list of ten things—anything from books, music, and photos, to people, pets, or food—and then write a poem with the items in your order of importance. Include the reasons why you can’t live without each item. Are there specific memories attached to certain items that persuaded you to choose them?

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The New York Poetry Community Grows at Roots Poetry Series

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Posted 8.3.15 by RW Blogger

Allison Geller is a poet and writer, and the associate editor of A Women's Thing magazine. Her chapbook, Write Home, was published in January 2015 by Finishing Line Press. Geller is also a competitive ballroom dancer.

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The Value of Difficult Fiction, Louisiana Literature, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.3.15

An introverted writer’s lament; Alan Cheuse has died; Charlie Hebdo’s sudden extreme wealth; and other news.

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Writerly States

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Posted 8.3.15

"I finally reached this point where I feel confident that I'm going to keep doing the work, that I have enough discipline." Adam Wilson talks about negotiating happiness and priorities in his writing life for “Writerly States,” a new video series produced by Jen Werner featuring interviews with American poets and prose writers.

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Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Published, Emily Dickinson Documentary, and More

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Online Only, posted 7.31.15

A “gritty” TV adaptation of Little Women; a map of literary road trips; Michigan bookstore refunds purchases of Go Set a Watchman; and other news.

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Room

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Posted 7.31.15

The film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's award-winning novel Room (Little, Brown, 2010) will be released this fall. The film is directed by Lenny Abrahamson with a screenplay by Donoghue.

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End of the Month Deadline Roundup

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Posted 7.30.15 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for several prizes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, including the New Millennium Writings Awards, the Stone Canoe Literary Prizes, and the Room of Her Own Foundation Orlando Prizes. Their deadline is July 31. To view more contests with upcoming deadlines, visit the Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database.   

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PANK Magazine to Shutter, Penguin Books Turns Eighty, and More

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NYC Dept. of Education to sign $30 million Amazon e-book deal; poet Richard Blanco on visiting Cuba; boy receives hundreds of book donations after Facebook message goes viral; and other news.

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