Pulitzer Prize–Winning Poet Galway Kinnell Dies at 87, Rosemary Tonks’s Lost Poems, and More

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The “algorithm versus librarian” debate heats up; French culture minister sparks controversy; the subtext of Victorian horror; and other news.

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Monster for Hire

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 10.29.14 by Writing Prompter

The fright-seekers are gearing up to get scared this week, visiting haunted houses, riding haunted hayrides, and stumbling through cavernous corn mazes. Imagine one of your characters is hired to be a monster for one of these frightful events. Why does she take the job? Does she like scaring people, or does she just need the money? What does her costume look like? Does she feel guilty about frightening people?

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Brock Clarke

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Posted 10.29.14

Award-winning author Brock Clarke reads from his latest novel, The Happiest People in the World (Algonquin Books, 2014), at the 2014 Colgate Writers' Conference. Clarke is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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92nd Street Y at Seventy-Five, Malcolm Lowry’s Lost Manuscript, and More

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Authors to auction off character names for charity; Halloween costumes of famous authors; post-apocalyptic novels; and other news.

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Roz Chast

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Posted 10.28.14

Actor Steve Martin interviews the author and cartoonist about her start as a staff cartoonist at the New Yorker. Chast won the Kirkus Prize in nonfiction for her graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury, 2014).

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Haunted House

Poetry Prompt

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Posted 10.28.14 by Writing Prompter

Haunted houses are a classic setting for ghost stories. This week, write a poem about the house you live in as though it were haunted. Imagine what kind of spirits might live there, why they remain, and how they inhabit the space. Describe the sound of the creaky floorboard near the refrigerator, the way the windows slide shut on their own, and the weird smell near the fireplace. For inspiration, read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Haunted Houses.” 

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Deadline Approaches for the Madison Review Prizes

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Posted 10.27.14 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the Madison Review’s Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry and Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction. The prizes are given annually for a trio of poems and a short story. Each winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Madison Review.

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Byron’s Modern Vampire, Postmodernism for Children, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.27.14

Dundee International Book Prize winner announced; Dylan Thomas’s reputation in Wales; Maryland bookstore donates to international charities; and other news.

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PEN America

Jobs For Writers

Posted 10.27.14

2014-2015 Programming Internship (Unpaid)
10/27/2014 - 11/20/2014

2014-2015 PEN America Programming Internship

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Creative Chromatics

Jobs For Writers

Posted 10.27.14

Professional Screenwriter
10/27/2014 - 11/10/2014

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