Writers Dispatch, Issue 8

December 7, 2017 • ISSUE 8 • News, Notes, & Events for Writers

Welcome to issue 8 of Writers Dispatch, brought to you by Small Print Magazine.

Small News

New Work

Untitled 16″ x 20″ oil painting by O. Norton, June 21, 2016.Flowers & Drawings v.2 by Alexander Miroshnikov

New poems from Cameron Morse are up on our website with artwork by O. Norton and Alexander Miroshnikov.  Visit our POETRY section to read these and other poems.

Compliance by Anne Lau
Anne Lau‘s cartoon is currently on the front page of Small Print Magazine.

Coming Soon

Mad for ModPo: How the Top-Rated MOOC Makes Poetry Irresistible
Ann Cefola interviews ModPo founder Al Filreis

Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg
Reviewed by Raymond M. Wong


We’re reading through submissions. Small Print can always use quality articles covering the craft of writing and publishing.

Thanks to an article in the November/December 2017 issue of Poets & Writers, we’ve seen a large increase in quality submissions and website traffic.


Big News

Buy Scrivener 3 for macOS (Regular Licence)

Scrivener 3 Released

Big news some writers have been awaiting: Scrivener 3 has been released for Mac.  The Mac version requires OS 10.12.  (Scrivener 3 for Windows is scheduled for a 2018 release.)

62 Writing Contests in December 2017 – No entry fees (From Erica Verrillo’s blog Publishing…and Other Forms of Insanity)

Writing contests without entry fees?  Unheard of!  Erica Verrillo has compiled list here: https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/2017/11/61-writing-contests-in-december-2017-no.html

In Memoriam

Remebering William H. Gass who died on December 7, 2017, at age 93.

Listen to Michael Silverblatt’s Bookworm interview with William H. Gass from Mar 13, 1995.



Other News

Neil Young Offers His Entire Catalog of Music Free Online (Until June), at the Highest Digital Audio Quality Possible | Open Culture

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