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April 18, 2016
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AWP16: Attending the Writing Industry’s Largest Event

In advance of The Association of Writers and Writing Program’s annual conference and bookfair, you can find serious tips and tricks for surviving it, and humorous explorations, such as this field guide. During it, you can follow literally thousands of attendees and … Continue reading

October 21, 2015
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Tonight’s Google Hangout with Gum Tree Live!

  Don’t forget about tonight’s Google Hangout with Gum Tree Live, at 5 pm Pacific time. Here’s our Google+ site.  Here’s the Under the Gum Tree Facebook page. The link to the reading will be in one or both of … Continue reading

October 5, 2015
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Fourth Anniversary for Under the Gum Tree

I received my print copy of Issue 17 today. It’s a fat one– 108 pages! And it is, as always, beautiful. The art on the cover and inside are interpretations of poetic forms by Scott Helmes, an artist who introduced … Continue reading

July 21, 2015
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Experimental Women Writers Blog Tour Continues

Just when you thought the steam had run out, Andrea Scrima adds more coal to the furnace. The blog tour surrounding the anthology of short works by experimental women writers (of which I am one) continues. Her conversation with Snežana … Continue reading

#AWP15 Nonfiction panel

April 16, 2015
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#AWP15 Rundown, part 2: Nonfiction

Janna Marlies Maron, the Executive Editor/Publisher of the literary non-fiction and visual arts magazine Under the Gum Tree, and I (Senior Editor) attended and stopped by to chat with the many writers and publishers of creative non-fiction at #AWP15. We attended panel … Continue reading

January 8, 2015
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Soul Making Literary Award Honorable Mentions

The National Pen Women have announced the 2014 winners of their Keats Soul Making Literary Awards. In a marvelous testament to the company I keep <winkwink>, I need to extend congratulations to my client Samuel Autman and my friend/colleague Jen Palmares … Continue reading

October 2, 2014
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A Must Read Essay

CNF baby. So hip. If you haven’t read this in The Rumpus yet, you must do so now. It is called, “The Eager.” Or, better, listen to the author, Jennifer Palmares Meadows, read it herself. We were then young girls … Continue reading

March 19, 2013
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AWP Boston 2013, take aways from the panels

Using Careless Speech for Careful Writing. Peter Elbow’s new book, Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing, was the impetus for this Day One 9 am panel. Elbow talked about intonation units in speech and how the musicality of … Continue reading

February 25, 2013
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What to do when you’ve finished your revisions…

 Put your manuscript in a drawer.  Write your next novel. With experience comes …well, experience. Oh, and wisdom. Did you know that “debut” fiction that we see in the catalogues of the big publishers are rarely the first novel that … Continue reading