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What We Talk About When We Talk About Manuscripts

July 17, 2014 • 2 Comments

When writers submit their projects for possible publication, it can feel like all of that hard work has been sucked into a black hole, especially if the response is ultimately a rejection. Having your project…

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February 20, 2014 onthehouse

The Quotable Algonkian, Part I: Having Doubt, Having Faith

2 Comments February 20, 2014 • 2 Comments

Algonquin authors, a spectacularly talented lot, are also exceptionally generous with their hard-earned advice for writers. The Internet being the time-suck that it is, we gallantly got sucked in on your behalf, rounding up some…

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November 17, 2013 lee smith child

Lee Smith: A Dimestore Education for a Writer

1 Comment November 17, 2013 • 1 Comment

Lee Smith’s writing has been published for 45 years, starting with what was her college thesis (The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed) and running through to the just-released Guests on Earth, but her education as…

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November 16, 2013 onthehouse

On the House

No Comments November 16, 2013 • No Comments

Writers are, first and foremost, readers. Their every sentence bears the mark of the cherished authors who have influenced them. And because many of our readers are also writers, we’ve created “On the House” to…

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