This Month's Writers' 411: All You Gotta Know

 Here are some of the latest to keep your spirits pumped. 3-2-1 . . .



3. U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith @ the MACC - Feb 9th!

2. Background music - a.k.a. Telling a story - in song ;)

1. Ursula K. Le Guin on Art, Storytelling, & the Power of Language to Transform and Redeem - From brainpickings



 3. The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018 

 2. "We're Here for the Long Haul" - on independent bookstores

1. Background music - Jay-Z's The Story of O.J.



3. Thinking submissions? Check out "What Editors Want."

2. "When Bad Men Define Art" - an essay on the gatekeepers and bias of the industry, in light of those found to be abusing their leadership and power

1. Background Music - Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" (with others, yourself, or that manuscript)



3.  11 Writers: Advice to Writers


2. Background music: "That's How I Knew This Story Would Break My Heart"


1. "Now Open" - From Poets & Writers, a collection of lit mags and small presses open for no-fee submission this month.



3. Sherman Alexie & Jess Walter on Writing & Rejection

2. Background music: "Rewrite."

1. Interested in submitting stories and learning more about what's out there? Go peek at The Review Review. Sign on for the newsletter to keep learning more & join the big bold writing community.

Gold star writer? Well, well! We're happy to meet you. Here are two special ones for you:  "Training to be a Good Writer" from a successful and beloved blogger of and Margaret Atwood's great comic lecture on the magic of tricking our readers

Now - Whatever tale twists your heart or story spins in your mind: let's get it down--line by line.