Westworld and writer’s block; topical book F*CK YOU, 2016 comes out tomorrow; Transit Press founders on publishing works in translation; and other news.
Authors Guild offers new Emerging Writer Membership; authors’ favorite scary stories; the legacy of Ursula K. Le Guin; and other news.
Writer and editor Daniel Menaker compiles over one hundred amusing verbal blunders in his new book, The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.
Funny books recommended by funny writers; mislabeling story collections as novels; poetry and the urban experience; and other news.
The issues are cohesive; the whole of the magazine is comprehensive.
Submit anything, from new to almost-forgotten, previously published if noted in an email, or rejected for whatever reason from other venues. I do work with talented writers if a theme or plot or character can be drawn out and refined for publication in Wood Coin. The magazine is uncensored as of January 2018, yet extreme literary or artistic stunts need to coincide with US obscenity laws.
Famous writers compose an Exquisite Corpse; a tourist is accidentally locked inside a London bookstore; an essay on taboos and creativity; and other news.
John Green campaigns for clean water in Ethiopia; J. R. R. Tolkein’s poem that inspired The Lord of the Rings; the inaugural Slate/Whiting Second Novel List; and other news.
OverDrive launches Read an E-book Day; traveling vicariously through books; Anne Sexton's summer bikini tips; and other news.
George W. Bush pens biography of his father; John Cheever’s Ossining house for sale; sex guide returned to NYPL after 54 years; and other news.
Simon & Schuster makes a deal with Oyster and Scribd; Kelly Writers House breaks new ground; Brooklyn middle schooler becomes self-published author; and other news.