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Envy and small-mindedess at the Chronicle of Higher Ed

Ted Genoways didn't kill Kevin Morrissey - but envy and small-mindedness might kill the Chronicle of Higher Ed...

Summer, high

It's high summer—time for Stephen King novels, sunburns, and drinking too much beer while we wait for the clams to bake. Busy with all that, we'll be taking a break from all this, 'til the day after Labor Day. Join us then, for great poetry from our old friend John Rybicki, and the announcement of the winner in our 10th Anniversary Novella Contest.

Our novella contest - The Finalists

We're pleased to announce that from among the more than 800 entries to our Tenth Anniversary Novella Contest, we've selected a handful of finalists. Each of these works is strong, worthy not just of publication, but appreciation as well:

Coming soon - A novella contest announcement

Have you been wondering what's going on with our 10th anniversary novella contest? Well, we're in the homestretch now, with about a dozen manuscripts that have made it to the final reading stage. Some of the names will be familiar to those of you who've followed our site over the years, while others are first-time submitters. And we're having a hard time deciding among them... But decide we must, so stay tuned - we've got an announcement coming later this week!

Gabba gabba we accept you we accept you one of us

There's been a bit of a hullabaloo over Tin House's decision to accept book manuscript submissions only from writers who can provide receipts showing they've recently bought a literary magazine. And for good reason, it seems to me. Not only because the rule is arbitrary and a bit silly...

Obelix, freebasing

Nothing new on our homepage today - we're taking a break to clean the grill, and drain the radiator on ol' number 66 - 77? 88? I can never remember.  Anyway, not to worry about our seeming inaction - if you're signed up for our monthly FAILBYMAIL newsletter, stay tuned.

We're off next week...

...we'll be busy grilling, drinking beer, and recovering from driving ol' number 88 in the Coca-Cola 600.  Back Tuesday June 8 with great new work from Melissa Hotchkiss.

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Keeping up with the Joneses

The other day, I finally got my hands on an iPad, and I must admit I was impressed. Sure, I understand why some have been quick to dismiss this neat gadget. And like any new technology, it has its limits. Nevertheless, there's a reason why everyone wants to check it out...

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