Among Animals 2: We’re a third of the way there…

I want to first thank everyone who has submitted so far to our second edition of the Among Animals anthology. We’re continually impressed by the quality of the stories we’ve received. It’s especially gratifying to hear from those writers who “get” what it is we’re trying to achieve with this collection. That said, we’re still …

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A Q&A with Earth Joy Writing author Cassie Premo Steele

A Q&A with Earth Joy Writing author Cassie Premo Steele Q: What is Earth Joy Writing? A: It is a way of interacting with the natural world that brings about empowerment, healing, and personal change. Nature has always been a source of comfort, inspiration, and wisdom for me. I wanted to be able to share …

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The number of book reviews matter as much as the number of stars

I found this usability study very interesting and very relevant to writers. According to the study: The flipside of this is important to be mindful of: users won’t necessarily consider the product with the highest rating average the best-rated one. Indeed, during our 1:1 usability tests, the subjects often show greater disposition towards some products …

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Announcing the 2015 Sisikiyou Prize

We are thrilled to announce that the second annual Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature is now open for submissions! Last year we had a great turnout, and we hope this year is even better. (To learn about last year’s winner and finalists, click here.) It’s wonderful to see so many fine writers tackling the issues …

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Tips for Authors: Reaching out to book bloggers

With traditional media cutting book editors and reviewers, “book bloggers” are becoming a popular and often very successful way for books to get noticed. While not all book bloggers are professional critics, they are all passionate readers, and if they have a good following on their blog (as well as social media), a good review could …

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