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Light on the horizon
2021 ESSAY CONTEST
Michael Martone: More blot than plot
VIRTUAL EVENTS FOR WRITERS
EXPAND YOUR MASK LIBRARY • Stay safe and promote literacy with these bookish face masks.
Your home page is where your heart is • Three components of a winning website.
2021 SPRING BOOK PREVIEW • New year, new titles for our TBR pile. Here are some of the hottest books headed your way in early 2021.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR TRAVEL WRITING MORE INCLUSIVE • A guide to avoiding writing solely from the Western gaze.
DIVERSE TRAVELERS BY THE NUMBERS
SOURCES TO FOLLOW
REKINDLING AN OLD FLAME • Should you dredge up old, abandoned work?
A father’s touch • Read the first-place winner of our Spring Short Story Contest.
INTERVIEW • Eliana Max Blum on “A father’s touch”
PUBLISHING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 • Editors seek fresh, surprising perspectives on the pandemic.
The Blue Mountain Review • ‘We want to inspire those who carry the misconception that you can’t make a living through art,’ says the founder of this six-year-old journal.
The Chanticleer Authors Conference • This five-day conference is taking Zoom by storm this spring, with live presentations, an awards ceremony, and plenty of opportunities to connect virtually with industry professionals.
Gigi Will Know • Have a query about craft? Need some clarification on an aspect of the publishing industry? Looking for career advice? Email your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Advice Column.” We can’t wait to read your questions!