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Sad Puppies: Some Numbers

Nathaniel Givens at Difficult Run has done some fascinating data analysis on the 2015 Hugo Awards/Sad Puppies controversy. Among other things, he writes: Back in 2013 a Tor UK editor actually divulged the gender breakdown of the submissions they receive by genre. So, over the history of the

I am reality, hear me roar…

During my MFA in creative writing, I had a few critique sessions with a Costa-Award-winning novelist. I learned a lot from him since, unlike most lecturers, who nodded sagely while the class gave feedback, he talked while we shut up. He was a successful literary writer, we weren’t, and learning from

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Inspired by The Wasteland

Nope… Poetry isn’t my forte. Write a poem inspired by, The Waste Land, Sweetly among the Nightingales, How should I cram an octopus into a string bag? Norton’s Anthology gives no instructions, And it is impossible to say what I mean. Sprawling at the windowsill,