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In a detailed how-to piece on submitting to literary magazines, Ryo Yamaguchi says, “I write to trend, and I write against it.” In other words, pay attention to what other writers are doing, but don’t let that trap you. 244 more words

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John Paul White with The Secret Sisters

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Red Room at Café 939, Boston, MA

My friend Mac first introduced me to The Civil Wars on a cold winter’s night in 2009. 999 more words

Joy Williams reads 'Stuff'

The more of Joy Williams’ short fiction I hear, the more I want to read her. This one is a rather brilliant story about an of sentimental nature writing visiting his mother in a nursing home, who has become sufficiently interested in gnosticism to present him with some troubling questions about his own existence. 16 more words

Short story: "The Girls"

“The Girls,” by Joy Williams

Appeared in the Idaho Review in 2004 (online here); anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2005 (PDF here… 165 more words

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Joy Williams Gets Intimate with "Venus (Acoustic)"

When the four time Grammy winning folk duo The Civil Wars separated in August 2014, Joy Williams was thrust into being something she was very familiar with, a solo act. 264 more words

Interview with Joy Williams in VICE

I’ve never read Joy Williams, but now I’m going to seek her out. All because of this article by Lincoln Michel. She does a great job of spelling out what a short story should do, while giving her view of humanity and mentioning the current corporate nature of writing workshops. (Agree or disagree?)

Hate or Love Twitter, It Found Me Joy Williams

In “When An Internet Skeptic Takes to Twitter,” Sven Birkerts, author of The Gutenberg Elegies, decries the flittersphere in no uncertain terms. Denigrating the “toddler-talk sound of the word” Twitter, Birkerts goes on to call the popular site an “unceasing purposeless chatter-stream” and a “mad bazaar of self-promotion…” 242 more words

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