Friday, September 3, 2010

two articles in Sept issue of The Writer

Have you seen the September issue of The Writer magazine? I’m thrilled to have not one, but two articles(!) in this issue I hope will be useful to the write-minded.

On page 10, I have a small piece on “Tips for starting your own literary journal,” in which I interview innovative go-getters like Aaron Burch (Hobart), Molly Gaudry (Willows Wept Review), and Jessie Carty (founding editor of Shape of a Box). If you’re considering a start-up of your own, check out what these pros have to say about their experiences.

As my article on page 40 will demonstrate, good things come in small packages. “Micro presses off more opportunities” includes wisdom from editors and authors experienced with small, boutique presses: Kevin Morgan Watson (editor/publisher: Press 53), Christian Peet (founding editor: Tarpaulin Sky), Cat Spydell (publisher: Mischievous Muse Press), Katerina Stoykova-Klemer (publisher: Accents Publishing), and author Kathy Alma Peterson (Propaganda Press and BlazeVox Books). Have a read through this piece. It’s amazing to see the great things “smaller” presses are accomplishing and sharing with their authors.

And, now that my social media (and summer) vacation has wrapped up, it’s time to get back to work. There’s so much to share and update, I’m glad to be back on schedule. Speaking of which, I’m planning on posting to the blog twice a week this fall, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I’ll continue to share literary news and events, interviews with authors and editors, and random calls for submission I find too-good-not-to-share. So, stay tuned.

Finally, it was high time I update my website, being long overdue thanks to a massive to-do list. I’m pleased to say I have done so and you can now find a crazy list of events and workshops for the fall, updates about new releases and articles, and all other things writerly at Have a look and let me know what you think.

Have a great weekend!