“It has the best black bean chili recipe in the universe, and you can add turkey to it, which is how it relates to Thanksgiving and its leftovers.”
If you missed out on PEN Center USA's 24th Annual Literary Awards Festival held this past Tuesday, you missed quite the literary party. The star-studded event not only celebrated great literature and freedom of speech, but also went on to raise $42,000. The Los Angeles Times did a great write-up on the event.
Graphic novelist Mimi Pond will be presented with the 2014 PEN Center USA Graphic Literature Outstanding Body of Work at tonight's Literary Awards Festival. In anticipation of the event, we are featuring this great clip illustrated by Pond that details when she met her husband, painter Wayne White.
The New York Times's App Smart columnist Kit Eaton reviews three apps that are great resources for writers. The Poetry Foundation app presents poems from their archives, while the Poet’s Pad will help you design a poem with features that include a rhyming dictionary. The iPad app of T. S. Eliot’s poem "The Waste Land" includes audio readings, videos, and annotations.
Today is Halloween, and if you are stumped about what to wear, the editors at Electric Literature have the perfect solution. They've compiled a gallery of famous authors in costume. From Susan Sontag in a bear costume to Norman Mailer as Stanford White in Ragtime, you can’t go wrong with these choices. Definitely skip Virginia Woolf's "royalty" costume, but check out F. Scott Fitzgerald in drag. Happy Halloween!
Fall is the perfect time to submit your short stories, poems, or novel excerpts to literary journals, as many of the magazines are open for submission. Instead of just sending out your work without a game plan, we’ve found a couple of great resources to help you start the process.
Top 50 Literary Magazines:
Why not aim for the top literary magazines? Besides giving a short overview of each journal, the site also states whether the journal accepts online submissions.
What literary magazine is missing from these lists? Chime in and let us know!
“We're weirder then we are allowed to admit. We often can’t say what’s really on our minds, but in books we find descriptions of who we genuinely are and what events are actually like with an honesty quite different from what ordinary conversation allows for.”