Publishing Filter
  1. Stop Talking About That Book You’re Writing

    Euny Hong suggests keeping your big goals to yourself.

    Inspiration
  2. Advice from Bestselling Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

    Writing tips from author and pop culture writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.

    Authors
  3. Falling in Love with Words: The Secret Life of a Lexicographer

    In the first chapter of her new book, Merriam-Webster lexicographer and Harmless Drudgery blogger Kory Stamper describes how she fell in love with words and offers a peek into the world of writing dictionaries.

    Authors
  4. Vulpes Libris

    Vulpes Libris, Latin for “Book Fox,” is a literary hub where a collective of bibliophiles talk about what they read, and publish interviews, reviews, and other bookish treats.

    Books
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. “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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. “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