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Posts Tagged: THe Wall Street Journal

Building Literary Community, Online

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A new website from Electric Literature and Grove Atlantic hopes to unite the online literary universe. The Wall Street Journal reports that the website is the latest attempt by publishers to connect with readers, particularly as newspapers dial back book coverage. The site will include essays from partners like n+1, the Paris Review, and others, […]

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An Alternative To The Euro

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The Wall Street Journal covers a group in the Catalonia region of Spain that, in response to the country’s current economic crisis, has created an alternative form of currency – the Eco. “The Eco is exchangeable through checks, electronic payments, and even a mobile telephone app. The idea is to build community and stimulate the local economy. So far, […]

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Winning Captions

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If you keep getting rejected by the New Yorker’s cartoon caption contest week after week, your frustration has company. The article offers some strategies for writing a winning submission. Findings of a quantitative analysis suggest captions should use words uncommon in other entries and should not reference “concrete elements” in the cartoon. Keep them short […]

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From NaNoWriMo To 6-Figure Advance

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Erin Morgenstern’s novel, The Night Circus, will debut in September. Beginning as manuscript for National Novel Writing Month in 2005, and subsequently rejected by 30 agents, the novel has won a six-figure deal. The Wall Street Journal examines Morgenstern’s role in the “race to discover the next Harry Potter.” And Galleycat reflects on the lessons […]

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