Philly’s HOOT Review Serves Up Fiction & Poetry →
Hey all, Guess who got written up in Geekadelphia this week? We did! Thanks to Shawn Proctor for writing this fantastic article! It is great and awesome and great, and you should check it out, and us out. Why? As Shawn put it: If you’re like many fiction readers, subscribing to a big literary journal was a way to support the arts and keep new stories and verse at your fingertips. Most likely...
Librarians are our heroes, too! →
We agree with the Public Library Association and Sherman Alexie— appreciate your local library and all the learning you could be getting done by checking out a book! And don’t forget to thank your librarian for being awesome, of course. —James
We need an idea for a HOOT SLOGAN!
…That will go on t-shirts. Have any ideas?
WriteWorld: Can Writing Be Taught? →
Anonymous asked: A question! My friend asked me if I was enrolled in any creative writing courses and I said no. And I was thinking that besides for the basics (like grammar, the fact that your story needs a plot/beginng, middle, and end, and spelling) is there really anything in writing that you… A great question and a good answer! Relevant for those who teach/attend/want to attend writing...
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.– Austin Phelps (via doubledaybooks) And by that we mean subscribe to HOOT for $14/a year! That’s 12 postcards for a whole year, one every month, in the mail! Not junk mail! Exciting! You know you wanna. Even dads like it! It ISSSSS almost Father’s Day, by the way… —James
Another review from our online workshop!
You all know about our workshop, right? Wednesday nights, 9-10.30 EST, go to www.hootreview.com/workshops and click on the link to join in! Bring a piece of writing, 150 words or less, to have critiqued by HOOT staff and anyone else present at the chat— or just hang out to help provide feedback to other writers! This is what a recent participant, Chelsea, had to say: Hoot Review’s...
Steps for a Cooler World VI: embroidered post...
alittlewater: Step one: find some thin cardboard and embroidery thread Step two: find pictures you like Step three: use the handwheel of a sewing machine to punch holes in the board Step four: thread them joyously YAY! Wanna make your HOOTs 3D? I think we’re going to have to give this a shot, especially when we put them in frames for craft fairs! —James
Photographers Launch Postcards Across America... →
interrobangzine: Two Brooklyn-based photographers will begin a three month long summer trip documenting America through postcards. They will document their trip, print postcards as they go. Sounds like an interesting project! Click the title of this post to read the full posting about it on Gadling.com.
As I’ve often said, you can shop online and find whatever you’re looking for,...– Economist Paul Krugman Is a Hard-Core Science Fiction Fan | Underwire | Wired.com via Shelf Awareness (via housingworksbookstore)
Why Novelists Should Write Flash →
The other day I was talking to someone about needing to write a short piece, and they said, “if it only has to be 150 words, can’t you just write it now? You have 10 minutes!” Flash is a lot more than having 10 minutes to spare. That being said, for those of you who favor longer, more extensively “complex” works of writing, read this article and take some of those 10...