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Illinois legislature revives “Amazon tax”; an open letter to Librarian of Congress James Billington; the state of Washington’s new poet laureate; and other news.
by Maya C. Popa
by Michael Bourne
by James F. Thompson
Deep Thoughts humorist pens novel about Hawaii; the art of reading poetry backwards; Roger Ebert lives on in London; the pitfalls of marrying a writer; and other news.
Organizers of writing contests are, perhaps not suprisingly, wary of publicizing details of their budgets, but the organizers of three contest programs offered to share the numbers behind their 2011 contests as part of contributing editor Michael Bourne's “The Economics of Competition,” which serves as the centerpiece of the current issue’s special section on the risks and rewards of writing contests.
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