HUMP day explore

The above photo was taken in Washington State in Point Roberts. We were visiting my friends, Jane and Bill McPhail, whose cottage overlooks the Strait of Georgia and the San Juan de Fuco Islands.

And it is a bald eagle, one of hundreds who live and nest there.

To honor the poet Kurt Brown, who passed away recently, please consider a donation to Tigerbark Press, who will fashion a volume of Kurt’s selected poems. (Please be sure to indicate For Selected Works of Kurt Brown along with your donation):

http://www.tigerbarkpress.com/

At Write it Sideways, Christi Craig has a fantastic take on “Telling the Truth in Memoir: More than Just Facts”: http://writeitsideways.com/telling-the-truth-in-memoir-more-than-just-facts/

Also, on another amazing blog, this time about writing contests at Write, Juggle, Run by Nate Tower: http://nathanieltower.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/writing-contests-to-enter-or-not-to-enter/. (And this article is also mentioned at another great blog I follow, The Review Review: http://www.thereviewreview.net/reviews)

The 2013 Santa Fe Literary Review is out, with stunning talent once again, edited by Meg Tuite and including work by Michael Gillan Maxwell, Agnes Marton, Alex Pruteanu, Joani Reese, Mathieu Callier, Teisha Dawn Twomey, Timothy Gager and so many more. My short fiction “She Wears Me Like A Coat” is included. And here is the link for those of you who might want to read the pdf version (online): The Santa Fe Literary Review

Santa Fe Literary Review

A new anthology from Redbridge Press called Writing That Risks: New Work from Beyond the Mainstream, includes writers xTx, Libby Hart, Steve Castro, Erin Fitzgerald and many more: http://www.redbridgepress.com/books.html

Peril Magazine has a new poem by Ivy Alvarez, “What Olivia de Havilland Wished For,” included in her Hollywood Starlet Series. Also a great interview included: http://peril.com.au/current-edition/what-olivia-de-havilland-wished-for/

Amber Sparks is the featured writer this month at Atticus Review: http://atticusreview.org/featuring-amber-sparks-an-interview/

John Mortara’s video interview is up at Cutty Spot, thanks Matty Sherling: http://cuttyspot.tumblr.com/post/56175830087/john-mortara-video-interview-response-john

Meg Wolitzer did an interview in April 2013, with musical references for her latest book, The Interestings at Largehearted Boy: http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2013/04/book_notes_meg_3.html

What’s in a cover? New York Times’ article with Favorite Book Cover Designs of 2012: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/12/19/books/20favorite-book-covers.html?_r=3&

Summer is a great time to catch up with friends. One of the topics that often emerges amongst writers is submissions. Are you submitting? If so, where? How? I tend to use Duotrope and subscribe to their weekly e-mail newsletter:  https://duotrope.com/. Another great source my friend Carol Wobig recommends is Newpages.com: http://www.newpages.com/literary-magazines/

And the Review Review, which I posted earlier: http://www.thereviewreview.net/

What are your other favorites?

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “HUMP day explore

  1. jamez chang

    These are some excellent resources, Robert! And it’s so nice to see writers I follow consolidated here, with these cool links. Thanks for that, and thanks for reminding us that a nod to friendship and catching up is what makes summer special.

    So what are my favorites?

    These days I sort of like to understand and know more about the editors BEHIND the journals; so I’ve been scouring through the back issues of Six Questions For of late (http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/). Jim Harrington does a great job with this blog, and I a real feel for the “vibe of the magazine” through the interviews (again, consolidated!) Lots of candid responses. Sometimes that personable touch serves potential submitters better than just going through a long list of deadlines, themes, and simultaneous- or-monogamous? Six Questions For has a tidy little facebook page right here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Six-Questions-For/121861081183209

    I also enjoy following the status updates of certain editors/writers, such as Meg Pokrass, and Heather L. Nelson of Cease, Cows. I get a lot of valuable information from their more informal postings about new journals, submission experiences, and what’s in the pipeline and “In Progress.” 🙂

    Thanks for posing the question, Robert, and I love what you’re doing to our humpback workweek. Making the grind that much more tolerable!

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    1. Robert Vaughan Post author

      Jamez, thanks for your generous comments, as always, and your support is fantastic. Your mention of Flash Fiction Chronicles is great and Jim Harrington does a superb job with listing the resources of many a great option for submissions, as well as the 6 questions for editors series. Ironically, he just sent to me this q & a and it will be published forthcoming.

      Also, I like your idea of following particular movers and shakers in the publishing or editing world. Their updates, their publications, their websites or blogs… valuable information, all! So thanks also for this suggestion.

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  2. Robert Vaughan Post author

    Liana, you’re welcome here any time! Thanks for dropping by and supplying the promotional link for those interested in the Writing That Risks e-book. I know I’ll be getting a copy!

    And yes, Jamez is full of great ideas and suggestions!

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  3. Steve

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you
    could be a great author. I will make sure to bookmark your blog
    and will eventually come back in the future. I want to encourage you to continue
    your great writing, and have a nice holiday weekend!

    Reply

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