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Nudging Your Way to Oblivion

Francis Levy | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

The roulette wheel is spinning. Maybe it will be your lucky day. Before the advent of the internet, the manila envelope with its SASE was the proxy for your hopes. Now everything is faster. You hit a button and your attachment is released into posterity.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Sanctification Through Words: Joy Williams's 99 Stories of God

K. Tyler Christensen | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
K. Tyler Christensen

On my first day at Tin House (and during cocktail hour), I anxiously asked Williams what she was reading/what I should be reading. Don DeLillo's Point Omega, she told me.

Share A Poem!

Matthew Dickman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Books
Matthew Dickman

Will you join me in a small, inexpensive, but possibly life-altering experiment?

Investment Tips For the Aspiring Writer

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

You would be surprised, in other words, by how many people who want to publish a book haven't actually read one. In a very, very long time.

Age, Writing and Workshops

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia DeSanctis

Any idea that I was still a young woman was temporarily dispelled the first few days of the annual Tin House Writers Conference at Reed College in Portland Oregon.

Oprah's Bad Book Club Pick

Rob Spillman | Posted 12.09.2011 | Media
Rob Spillman

Uwem Akpan, a Nigerian Jesuit priest, is a maudlin, sappy writer, whose book only reinforces Western stereotypes about Africa.

100 Reasons to Vote Against John McCain

Win McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Win McCormack

22. Conservative colmnist Charles Krauthammer wrote that Obama has a "first-class intellect and a first-class temperament."

What's the Matter with Minnesota?

Win McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Win McCormack

Minnesota boasts the first Muslim Congressman in the United Stages, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, who has been attacked by conservative Glen Beck, formerly of CNN and now at Fox.

McCain Family Values (3)

Win McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Win McCormack

Loneliness, and neglect, seem to be the essence of Cindy's experience as Mrs. John McCain.

A Tale of Two Scandals

Win McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Win McCormack

"What's the big deal? Don't Democrats do exactly the same things? Aren't they just as hypocritical? Aren't they just as guilty as Republicans are?"

McCain Wants to Be President: Those Who Know Him Best Express Alarm

Win McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Win McCormack

Not for nothing did McCain carry the moniker "McNasty" during his prep school years. McCain's struggle with a volcanic and unstable temper has apparently been life-long.

McCain's Family Values (1)

Win McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Win McCormack

His response: "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt."