Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:
Twitter is playing host to a Twitter Fiction Festival next month—submissions are open to anyone . (GallyCat)
Shelf Awareness reports Amazon's next best business will likely be exploiting its "trove of purchase and browsing data. "
Luxury-goods powerhouse Louis Vuitton has opened a literary salon in Paris . The exhibit—which includes Ed Ruscha's Kerouac-inspired artwork, books for sale, and scheduled literary discussions—runs through 2012. (Los Angeles Times)
Novelist D. J. Taylor lists the best ten literary parodies , including Hugh Kingsmill's "What, Still Alive at Twenty-Two?", which spoofs A. E. Housman's "A Shropshire Lad." (Guardian)
Photographs have surfaced of James Franco’s screen adaptation  of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. (We Got This Covered)
On her Tumblr, novelist Jami Attenberg shares recent thoughts on "sexism, feminism, and literature ."
In his new show I Can't Stop Thinking About Yesterday at the Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City, artist Kent Rogowski combines the titles of hundreds of self-help books  to create a larger narrative.
Bret Easton Ellis has accused Lindsay Lohan of missing work . (Entertainment Weekly)