• It’s true. The sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird will appear in July of this year. Harper Lee actually wrote the novel, titled Go Set a Watchman, in the 1950s, before Mockingbird, and had thought the manuscript was lost.
• Update: Well, maybe.
• Another update: Now it’s #1 at Amazon.
• The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America will soon accept self-published works for membership consideration. However, such works must still meet minimum earnings requirements—which in most cases will constitute a high hurdle.
• Wanted: Doris Lessing biographer. “It will take an enormous amount of research work, and of time, to go to America, to UEA, to South Africa. It’s an enormous undertaking.”
• English majors are on the decline. Employment prospects are partly to blame, but so are curriculum changes.
• Victoria Strauss alerts us to vanity publishers masquerading as writers groups.
• Why authors walk away from publishers. Once a current becomes strong enough, it cannot be reversed.
• Finally, how to make $700 a week as a poet. Hmm, I wonder if I can set up a stand and advertise:
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