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  1. Thou Shalt Know Thy Market

    Thou Shalt Know Thy Market

    by Brandon Nolta8 comments

    If you are a practicing writer, or even just occasionally trying, you’ve probably received a rejection letter or two. I’ve got enough to reconstitute a grove. I’ve been rejected by some of the best-kn...

  2. Vacationing in the Ghetto

    Vacationing in the Ghetto

    by Brandon Nolta5 comments

    There’s something that’s been gnawing at me for a little while that I’d like to get off my chest. Hopefully, the screed that follows this introduction will go a long way toward explaining why this eve...

  3. Of Editing And Evolution: Why You Should Find The Perfect Editor

    Of Editing And Evolution: Why You Should Find The Perfect Editor

    by Jane Rutherford6 comments

    So I edit short works of fiction from time to time, mostly because I’m a nice person. That and I simply love insulting people and having them say “thank you” after I’m done. Call it a kink. As some o...

  4. Writing Bootcamp: Writing Whenever, Wherever, Whatever

    Writing Bootcamp: Writing Whenever, Wherever, Whatever

    by Jane Rutherford6 comments

    I was looking for nice writing topics that would be good to start with and show off my brilliance and wit. At the same time I decided I couldn’t fully expose you to my way of seeing things, in case yo...

  5. Standards and Practices

    Standards and Practices

    by Brandon Nolta4 comments

    So I was reading an anthology just the other day, one of the more important ones in this particular field, the annual best-of collection. The thing would probably stop a bullet, but I read fast, and t...

  6. Introducing our new blogging crew!

    Introducing our new blogging crew!

    by Alex Cabal6 comments

    Some of you may have noticed that the frequency of our blogging has dropped precipitously of late.  That's because we've been spending our time searching for some great new writers to take up the Scri...

  7. December Poetry Contest, November Contest Extension, and Some Miscellania

    December Poetry Contest, November Contest Extension, and Some Miscellania

    by Alex Cabal2 comments

    The December Poetry Contest Is Here! We're excited to announce our December Poetry Contest!  This month's contest is about the rondeau, a kind of 15 line rhyming poem.  Rondeaus have been around for q...