Publishing Filter
  1. WordPress and the Law(suit)

    “Pushing back on abuse, giving users full transparency about complaints, and being as transparent as possible when we see abuse helps to make it a fair fight for those who put their trust in us as host.”

    Internet
  2. How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism

    Journalist and independent-press advocate Josh Stearns offers a wide range of resources for readers looking for trustworthy media outlets in our post-truth, fake-news era.

    Current Events
  3. Duke University Press News

    Duke University Press is one of the leading English-language academic presses. On their site, you’ll find book announcements, essays, interviews, and other resources for curious readers, students, and scholars.

    Academia
  4. Why NaNoWriMo is Noble Nuttiness (and Eight Steps to Make It Easier)

    Writer Guy Bergstrom explains why NaNoWriMo sets up aspiring novelists for failure — and how a different approach, focusing on narrative and structure over output, might be the way to go.

    Authors
    Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  5. The Gone Girl With The Dragon Tattoo On The Train

    “I was curious about more than just how often ‘girl’ books appeared; I wanted to understand who was writing these books, and the fate of the ‘girl’ in the title.” Exploring today’s book titles, Emily St. John Mandel asks: “Who are these girls? Why are there so many of them?”

    Books
  6. “The truth is there is no one to blame for the demise of newspapers… The entire linchpin of the newspaper business model was controlling distribution, and when that linchpin was obliterated by the Internet, it was inevitable that the entire apparatus would collapse.”

    Internet
  7. Music to Your Ears: Behind the Scenes at Bandcamp Daily

    Bandcamp’s editorial director talks about their blog, which fosters serendipitous discovery and community.

    Business
  8. The Settlement

    On her site, novelist Katharine Tree takes readers behind the scenes of her writing and editing process, and shares posts about other passions like knitting and gardening.

    Books
  9. Trish Hopkinson

    Trish Hopkinson may describe herself as a “selfish poet,” but her site is an indispensable community hub for poetry lovers, with news and event listings, writing resources, and much more (including her own poems, of course).

    Books
  10. Mansfield and Me: Sarah Laing on Comics, Her Graphic Memoir, and New Zealand

    Acclaimed New Zealand fiction writer and comic artist Sarah Laing chats about her graphic memoir, Mansfield and Me.

    Art
    Photos and artwork in this post are courtesy of Sarah Laing, Let Me Be Frank.
  11. “Maybe banned books are such a problem because when your tokens of diversity are so limited, losing even one is a huge blow. So the solution isn’t saying ‘unban this book!’ The solution is to make more books like it.”

    Books
  12. An Essay Gone Viral: Blogger Stephanie Land on MAID, Her Forthcoming Memoir

    Stephanie Land, the writer at Stepville.com, announces her forthcoming memoir, MAID.

    Authors
  13. Roald Dahl at 100

    September 13 is Roald Dahl’s birthday, and 2016 marks 100 years since his birth. To celebrate, here’s a reading list of seven longreads about the bestselling novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, fighter pilot, and British spy.

    Authors
  14. “And in the Darkness Bind Them”

    At We Are the Mutants, editor-in-chief K.E. Roberts traces the history of the first Lord of the Rings paperbacks — and J.R.R. Tolkien’s resistance to them — and the establishment of fantasy as a popular genre.

    Books
  15. The Gloria Sirens

    A communal blog by and for women writers, the contributors at The Gloria Sirens cover a wide range of topics, from publishing and teaching to feminism and surviving abuse.

    Abuse