Free Scrivener Templates, Brutal Rejection Letters, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

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:

Canadian bookseller Indigo intends to create shops inside forty Apple stores. (Financial Post)

GalleyCat gathered several free templates that work with Scrivener—a popular software application for writers—to help with novel structure.

Melville House details how Mellow Pages, a reading room and library in Brooklyn, was almost visited by famed musician Kanye West to create a music video.

And in other video news, the New Yorker visited with Joyce Carol Oates.

On a blog about psychology and personal growth, Elizabeth Sullivan explores the connections between poetry and therapy. (Psyched in San Francisco)

David Crystal unravels the unusual history of English spelling. (Huffington Post)

Business Insider gathered several brutal rejection letters, including a frank form letter from the New Delta Review.

It looks as if Jane Austen's countenance may replace Charles Darwin on the British £10 note. (Los Angeles Times)