Guide for the Self-Published, Virginia Woolf’s Family Newspaper, 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:

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.