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:
National Novel Writing Month is this November, and to help prepare, Camp NaNoWriMo starts July 1 . (GalleyCat)
Book critic David L. Ulin looks at the best ways to teach poetry to young people , and what can be gleaned from the new book created by McSweeney’s and the Poetry Foundation, Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry. (StarTribune)
If you’re having trouble coming up with new ideas, try dimming the lights . (Salon)
Sharon Bially created a handy book promotion guide for the self-published . (Writers Unboxed)
In an editorial for the New York Times, author and educator Verlyn Klinkenborg considers the current state of student writing .
Brain Pickings showcases Virginia Woolf’s illustrated family newspaper .
In a continuing series of discussions concerning fairy tales, the Los Angeles Review of Books hosted a roundtable on The Little Mermaid  with A. N. Devers, Sarah Kuhn, Shana Mlawski, and Rachelle Cruz.
WORD bookstore in Brooklyn has created a Tumblr featuring the dogs that visit the store .