GalleyCat explains ways to submit your novel in 2013; today is the last day to vote in the Above and Beyond Award 2013; the New Yorker looks back at the best literary feuds of 2012; and other news.
The Guardian attended a writing workshop to help authors pen more compelling sex scenes; the Charles Dickens Museum has reopened after a complete restoration; the Brooklyn Rail takes a close look at the low-residency MFA program at Bard College; and other news.
HarperCollins has handed its distribution business in the United States to commercial printing giant RR Donnelley; Robin Beth Schaer writes of serving aboard the historic ship Bounty, which was lost at sea during Hurricane Sandy; GalleyCat explains why you should write by hand; and other news.
HBO's Girls creator Lena Dunham's first collection of essays sold to Random House for a reported 3.7 million dollars; Jason Diamond reports on attending a sold out reading by Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon at the famed 92nd Street Y in New York City; the University of Missouri changed its decision to close the University of Missouri Press; and other news.
From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Nathanael West, Joan Didion to Raymond Chandler, many writers have been inspired by Los Angeles. In this installment of City Guides, Carolyn Kellogg, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and Jacket Copy blogger, visits her favorite haunts made famous by writers of both past and present.
Fueled by equal parts biodiesel gas and small press ambition, the Wave Books 2006 Poetry Bus Tour is scheduled to roll through forty-nine cities during the next two months, beginning in Seattle on September 4.