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Author Envy
SPEND enough time around writers and you’re certain to hear it. Often it’s barely caught at the tail of a comment, or in certain murmurings, or else heard in an outright hiss or snarl. It can wear the cloak of sarcasm or ridicule or calm contempt; so
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Small Press Points
In the hardscrabble world of small presses, a ten-year anniversary is a major achievement, so BkMk Press (newletters.org/bkmk-books), which is approaching its fiftieth, has much to celebrate. Founded in 1971 as an outlet for Midwestern writers, the p
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Say Yes to Yourself
IT WAS 5:30 in the morning when I began writing this. Early in my writing career I heard the Puerto Rican writer Judith Ortiz Cofer answer a standard interview question, and it changed the way I have operated for the rest of my writing life. The ques