Deadline Approaches for InkTears Short Story Competition

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Posted 11.21.14 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are open for the sixth annual InkTears Short Story Prize, given for a short story. The winner will receive £1,000 (approximately $1,500), and his or her story will be e-mailed to the InkTears readership.

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Toni Morrison on the Colbert Report, Scary Stories on the Big Screen, and More

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Online Only, posted 11.21.14

Daniel Handler apologizes for racist remarks; Amazon signs Manhattan lease; a nationwide library fieldtrip; and other news.

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All the Light We Cannot See

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Posted 11.21.14

"I wanted to try to capture the magic of hearing the voice of a stranger on a little device in your home." Anthony Doerr discusses what inspired him to write his new novel, which took him ten years to complete. All the Light We Cannot See, published in May by Scribner, was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction.

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Diane Cook Recommends...

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Posted 11.20.14

"I've led a good life, but I've definitely not led a regretless life. There are plenty of things I stopped myself from doing, people I stopped myself from meeting, things I didn’t let myself say. But I made a promise when I started writing my own fiction: I won't ever stop myself from writing..."

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National Book Award Winners Announced, Manuscript Critiques for Charity, and More

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Amazon protests heat up this season; Brooklyn writers group robbed at gunpoint; Gone Girl and Wild authors talk double standards; and other news.

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Louise Glück

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Posted 11.20.14

"Many people aren't even remotely interested in [poetry]. But it's so clear to me that, of course, it's what you want to do." Glück ruminates about her writing process in this short documentary from the Academy of American Poets. Last night she was awarded the National Book Award in poetry for her collection Faithful and Virtuous Night, published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux in September. 

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Internal Tapestries: A Q&A With Louise Glück

by William Giraldi

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Posted 11.20.14

September/October 2014

Louise Glück says a poet must be surprised by what the mind is capable of unveiling, which may explain why her twelfth book of poems, Faithful and Virtuous Night, published in September by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, feels so startlingly alive with the wonder of discovery.

 

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Simple Twist of Fate

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 11.20.14 by Writing Prompter

Looking back, can you pick out a moment in your life that was altered by a simple action or pure happenstance? Perhaps someone you met under unfortunate circumstances (a fender-bender, at the doctor's office) ended up becoming a close friend of yours. Maybe, as a result of getting hopelessly lost, you discovered a diner that serves the best cherry pie you’ve ever had in your life.  This week, write an essay about one of these instances. Or, if you’ve had multiple experiences of this nature, try and string them all together in the same piece. 

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Glück, Klay Win National Book Awards

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Posted 11.19.14 by Prize Reporter

At a ceremony Thursday night in New York City, the winners of the 2014 National Book Awards were announced. The awards, now in their sixty-fifth year, are given annually for books published in the previous year in the categories of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and young people’s literature.

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Neil Gaiman and Lemony Snicket Give Away Books in NYC, National Book Awards Announced Tonight, and More

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Online Only, posted 11.19.14

Habits of productive writers; the craft-versus-talent debate; difficulties in finding an agent; and other news. 

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