March 2013

Bookmark This: The 30 Best Literary Chat-Up Lines

Just in time for AWP! Shortlist.com has published a list of the 30 best literary pick-up lines. It's in the form of a slideshow so you'll have to visit the page to take a look. Here are some of our favorites:

Spring Reading List

On Friday I turned in my Mid-Project Review packet. There were a lot of late nights last week. The manuscript is by no means complete, in fact it’s a bit of a mess, but it’s coming together. I’m generating a lot of new material, which will have to be workshopped, re-re-written, all the usual stuff. But for now, I can breathe a sigh of relief that I turned in the project in its current, unfinished state.

Membership Update

Please see below for an important announcement about PEN Center USA membership.


Dear PEN Center USA Members,

We hope that you had an enjoyable holiday season and that 2013 is off to a wonderful start. Here at PEN Center USA, we are welcoming the new year with changes to the organization’s membership titles. After careful consideration, the PEN Center USA Board of Directors and staff have decided to amend the naming for the Full and Associate levels of membership.

Like–No, Love

One of the many, many things I love about writing is revision. In real life, off the page, I often struggle to discern how I truly feel and what I’m actually trying to say. I’ve been known to mess up a punch line, fumble a story told aloud or, worst of all, say things I don’t actually mean—which we all know doesn’t work out well for anybody.

RAN 08/13: AZERBAIJAN

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March 2013

AZERBAIJAN: Writer Akram Aylisli Under Threat


Photo credit: PRI's The World