Writers Dispatch, Issue 2

September 22, 2014 • ISSUE 2 • News, Notes, & Events for Writers

Welcome to issue 2 of Writers Dispatch, brought to you by Small Print Magazine.


Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks — Week of September 13 | Digital Book World http://www.huffingtonpost.com/digital-book-world/top-ten-bestselling-ebook_25_b_5835438.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000031


How to Expertly Edit Your Own Writing

7 Ways to Expertly Edit Your Own Writing – Writers Relief |Helping Writers Become Authors http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2014/09/edit-your-own-writing.html

Microsoft Builds A Mobile Keyboard For iOS, Android And Windows | TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/16/microsoft-builds-a-mobile-keyboard-for-ios-android-and-windows/?ncid=fb&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=fb&utm_content=FaceBook


 Industry Influencer: Submittable – Writer’s Relief, Inc. http://writersrelief.com/blog/2014/08/industry-influencer-submittable/


A conversation with David Rose, little magazine veteran and publisher of Lapham’s Quarterly » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism http://www.niemanlab.org/tag/david-rose/


Emmanuel Carr re / Ed Alcock / M.Y.O.P.Emmanuel Carrère: the most important French writer you’ve never heard of | Books | The Observer http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/21/emmanuel-carrere-most-important-french-writer-youve-never-heard-of


How to Self-Publish a Book | Guy Kawasaki | LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140819113558-2484700-how-to-self-publish-a-book


Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write – Mic http://mic.com/articles/98348/science-shows-writers-have-a-serious-advantage-over-the-rest-of-us?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange


How Keeping a Diary Can Surprise You – NYTimes.com http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/how-keeping-a-diary-can-surprise-you/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0


10 Tips on Writing from Joyce Carol Oates | Brain Pickings http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/07/19/joyce-carol-oates-10-tips-on-writing/



Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast – NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/ref/books/books-podcast-archive.html?pagewanted=all

Sept. 21, 2014
This week, Mark Whitaker talks about his biography of Bill Cosby; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jeff Hobbs discusses “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.


Bookworm Hosted by Michael Silverblatt
Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Joyce Carol Oates: Prison Noir — Bookworm — Hosted by Michael Silverblatt. Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations. KCRW http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/bookworm/joyce-carol-oates-prison-noir


I Should Be Writing by Mur Lafferty ISBW #332 – Feedback – The Murverse Annex http://murverse.com/isbw-332-feedback/



Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.

Episode 160: A Screenwriter’s Guide to the End of the World
September 2, 2014




The ModPo poetry class is underway…
ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Dickinson and Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly “difficult.”

Details at: https://www.coursera.org/course/modernpoetry



National Novel Writing Month

From now until NaNo, we’ll provide resources to inspire, challenge, and prepare you to write that novel. Look to our blogforumsFacebook, and Twitter for updates on new stuff, or bookmark this page (we say put it right on your browser bar so you remember your noble noveling intentions).




Ginosko Literary Journal

Accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights

Editorial lead time 1-2 months; accept simultaneous submissions & reprints; length flexible, accept excerpts. Receives postal and email submissions—prefer email submissions as attachments in .wps, .doc, .rtf. —or by Submittable, https://ginosko.submittable.com/submit/


Ginosko Literary Journal #15 online


Small Print Magazine seeks Creative Nonfiction.



Ginosko Literary Journal, Issue 15 is available as a free PDF download.


Tahoma Literary Review, Issue 1 is available in print and efile formats. Some efiles are free.






Ted Flicker


Ted Flicker dies at 84; writer, director co-created ‘Barney Miller’ – LA Times http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-ted-flicker-20140919-story.html


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