Winter/Spring 2001Volume II Issue I

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portal to our archives

from the editors

failbetter presents

who we are & how to submit

linkage

                            

The Editors

Thom Didato
David McLendon

        

More Linkage

Can't get enough linkage?

As you may have noticed, failbetter has no advertisements or endorsements popping up in our margins.  This was a conscious decision on our part – a judgment based more upon our moral and esthetic desires than the obvious financial considerations.  Nevertheless, though not an official endorsement on our part, we do provide the ever-increasing list of links for the literary-web-surfing-soul:

Good Starting Points – Literary search sites to find our brethren and more:

EzineUniverse - 
http://ezine-universe.com

LitLine - 
http://litline.org

Pilot Search - 
http://pilot-search.com

Web Del Sol - 
http://webdelsol.com

The Zuzu's Petals Literary Resource Homepage - 
http://www.zuzu.com

Just Five of our Friends – If you’ve checked the above sites, you know there are hundreds:

5_Trope - http://webdelsol.com/5_trope/5t_index.htm

Impossible Object -  http://www.brown.edu/Departments
English/Writing/object/cover1.htm

McSweeney’s - 
http://www.mcsweeneys.net

Pif Magazine - 
http://www.pifmagazine.com

Salon - 
http://www.salonmagazine.com

Traditional Printed Publication – Our forefathers, just to name a few:

Harper's - 
http://www.harpers.com

Publisher's Weekly - 
http://publishersweekly.com

New York Times Book Review - http://www.nytimes.com/books

Granta - 
http://www.granta.com

The Paris Review - 
http://www.parisreview.com

Ploughshares - 
http://www.ploughshares.com

The New Yorker - 
http://newyorker.com

Grand Street - 
http://www.grandstreet.com

Conjunctions - 
http://conjunctions.com

Tin House - 
http://www.tinhouse.com

The New York Review of Books - http://nybooks.com/nyrev

Some Reasonably Useful Resources/Literary Organizations:

The Academy of American Poets - http://www.poets.org

Associated Writing Programs - http://www.gmu.edu/depts/awp

MLA - 
http://www.mla.org

NEH - 
http://www.neh.fed.us

NEA - 
http://arts.endow.gov

PEN - 
http://www.pen.org

Poets & Writers - 
http://www.pw.org

The Poetry Society of America - http://www.bookwire.com/
psa/psa.html

Teachers & Writers Online - 
http://www.twc.org

Booksellers – Or as we like to call them “free research tools.”

The Big Boys:

Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com

Barnes & Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Or should you be the one who willfully takes the road less traveled:

BookSense.com - http://www.booksense.com

Community Bookstore & Café -  http://www.communitybookstore.com

Conferences – When you’re feeling a little lonely.

Not part of the MFA produce?  Can only afford a few weeks to surround yourself with a lot of talent in a lovely setting?  Try applying to and attending a Conference.  You can search through the hundreds of them at ShawGuides, Inc. / Writers Conferences (http://writing.shawguides.com ) or simply take our word and look at the top three:

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference - http://www.middlebury.edu/~blwc

Sewanee Writers’ Conference - http://www.sewanee.edu
Writers_Conference/home.html

Squaw Valley - http://www.oro.net/~svcw