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Awesome News from Best New Poets

I am so grateful and proud to be included in Best New Poets 2014 alongside so many incomparable poets!  Immeasurable gratitude to Dorriane Laux and the editors for this amazing honor!

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Poetry

Two Poems

In my excitement yesterday I forgot to post a couple of poetry links, well and maybe there wasn’t room for them anyway.

There’s a poem of mine in the lovely Extract(s), … 110 more words

Poetry

Marketing Yourself: Part of the Process

The Key Element To Success Many Writers Avoid: Self-Promotion

We all know that success as a writer depends on: 1) writing something worth reading and 2) getting published. 231 more words

Miscellaneous

Do Your Homework Before You Send Out Your Writing

If you were unemployed, what would be a better use of your time, sending out 100 unedited resumes to different positions, many wildly outside of your skill set, or sending out five targeted resumes to positions that are a match for you based on your skills, experience, and possibly even contacts within the company. 273 more words

Creative Writing

Baker's Bad Boys free, new book Dark Earth available

Baker’s Bad Boys book will be available free to read, borrow, and lend on Sunday, July 27/14. I hope if you enjoy it you will purchase it. 250 more words

Canadian Poetry

Multi-focused Careers and Digital Organization (How-To Notes)

If I’ve learned anything from the modern entrepreneur, it is that life need not cease because of work demands. In fact, by embracing a few paradoxes of the modern age, I’ve been escaping the mindset that we must be chained to a desk to be productive.   1,457 more words

Culture

Yeah, if you're writing literary short stories, you really do need to put up with submission fees

People often forget that the ethical standards in their field are just consensus guidelines. What matters, oftentimes, is not the specific standard, but whether or not a given actor is willing to abide by those standards. 631 more words

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