Posts tagged fiction
Posts tagged fiction
We’re recommended on Goodreads as “ the best so far” in terms of cool places to publish poetry.
This is a helpful thread, so check it out!
HOOT’s fantastic online issues may have not made the cut, but check out these other greats (especially if you are looking to procrastinate on something important).
…which means you should really start working on your writing again!
Join us tonight at 9pm EST and until 10.30 EST for the coolest online literary crit session ever!
Y’all should know the drill by now, but if not, here goes:
Most of the HOOT staff (3 out of 4) will be sitting in a specially created chat room (which you can find by clicking http://www.hootreview.com/workshops) to talk about your writing! Bring a piece, 150-words or less and in any stage of the process, and let’s discuss! Or, if you don’t have a piece, help us work through others’ pieces!
Why you should do this:
If those things don’t convince you, you’re probably hopeless.
We hope to see you there!
You can see it here: http://www.hootreview.com/onlineissue11/ (don’t you love self-explanatory links?)
Things you have to look forward to:
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1. He read the masters and studied them obsessively.
2. He was friends with writers and discussed writing, art, and literature incessantly.
3. He prioritized his writing.
4. He wrote all sorts of things.
5. He wasn’t afraid of the process.
6. He knew when his work needed to be put in a drawer.
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 what you got instead: a stack of dusty New Yorkers you keep promising to sit down and read one of these days.
Do yourself a favor. Go back in time (Tardis or flux capacitor, Delorean, and 1.21 gigawatts of power needed) and subscribe to HOOT instead. A postcard magazine, HOOT delivers quality poetry and fiction in a form—ultra-short and paired with attractive art—that people will actually read.
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 minutes to re-consider why flash might just be a really, really awesome exercise in your writing practice.
A quick query of quotes (that almost works) to remind writers working in length constraints about the particulars they should focus on! A helpful read for all writers, really.
As many of you know, in addition to our awesome postcard that we mail out every month, we also publish some extra pieces to our online component of our literary magazine.
This month we’ve publisheda whopping 5 (!), including a visual piece! How cool is that?
Y’all should check it out: http://www.hootreview.com/onlineissue8/
Our new postcard for May is finally here!
This piece is called “Seeing Jupiter” by Ann Malaspina, whose bio goes as follows:
A former newspaper reporter, Ann Malaspina writes about history for kids. Her latest book is Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper, a true story in free verse.
Also, our fantastic art this month is done by Zana Bass.