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May 20, 2012

Got A Good Story?

Everywhere I go, I run into stories. Work and school, and even life in general, all seem to be full of unexpected and surprising stories. And yes, that means...

...I have found another remarkable source for writers of any level or topic.

There are six or seven major publishers that produce the best sellers by world famous writers. But what about the rest of us?

If you, or anyone you know has a story to tell, or keeps a unique journal or writes poetry or sci-fi, be sure to check out this website. It's maintained by Poets & Writers, and you can start at the home page here - http://www.pw.org/small_presses?perpage=*.

For example, if you are good at making observations about your daily life and are keeping something like a journalistic memoir, you should start here - http://www.pw.org/small_presses?genre=All&subgenre=9655&perpage=6&booktype=All&format=All.

Or how about short fiction - I mean really short? It's called flash fiction, and if you write it, consider sending some to any of these publishers - http://www.pw.org/small_presses?genre=All&subgenre=9660&perpage=6&booktype=All&format=All.

If you write in any of these genres, or even better, want to read anything like these, take a look over this website and contact the independent publisher that is the best fit. These would be great books for schools, classes or local libraries to have available.

There's also a jobs link on this page. Take a look here to see if your dream job is waiting for you - http://www.pw.org/joblistings.

Send us any links or other resources that you think any teachers, students or even just regular people might find interesting or useful.

Listen, read and speak. Make your new language your own.

My best to you as you make your way through this intriguing , constantly shifting linguistic landscape.


About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA). And, as much as Morf loves writing this blog, he is always open to other opportunities either blogging or teaching. You can contact him at mmorf@mail.com.

Posted by mmorf at May 20, 2012 10:25 PM


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