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PLOTTO: THE MASTER CONTEST OF ALL PLOTS, Week 5!

Calling all writers who are obsessed with plot and obsessives who can write a mean story. We want you!

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PLOTTO: THE MASTER CONTEST OF ALL PLOTS, WEEK 4 of 5

Calling all writers who are obsessed with plot and obsessives who can write a mean story. We want you!

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Wordstock Week: Sherman Alexie

Last week, my sister sent me two questions from her final exam in Native American Literature 101. Yes, my sister is studying my books in her class. And yes, she’s unsure of the answers. I don’t even want to think about the ramifications of this. Sometimes the poem doesn’t need to be written.

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Wordstock Week: Emma Straub

A few years ago, God gave me a birthday present. Joey McIntyre was coming to Madison, Wisconsin, four days before my twenty-seventh birthday. My boyfriend, Mike, and I bought tickets the day they went on sale, and when I looked at the stubs in my hand, I saw that we had just purchased numbers one and two.

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PLOTTO: THE MASTER CONTEST OF ALL PLOTS, WEEK 3 of 5

Calling all writers who are obsessed with plot and obsessives who can write a mean story. We want you!

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Wordstock Week: Melissa Broder

Now I make love with no body

I do it with my halo chanting

Set me alive and fucking

A boy attached to no reality

He who needs no milk or punishing

He who will never abandon

How I love my celestial being

He who will never corpse

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Wordstock Week: Helen Phillips

How can I talk about them. The aliens, the form they chose to take. The pinafore, the suspenders. The broad white collars and the big black buttons.

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PLOTTO: THE MASTER CONTEST OF ALL PLOTS, WEEK 2 of 5

Calling all writers who are obsessed with plot and obsessives who can write a mean story. We want you!

Posted in Events, Fiction, Tin House Books

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PLOTTO: THE MASTER CONTEST OF ALL PLOTS, WEEK 1 of 5

Calling all writers who are obsessed with plot and obsessives who can write a mean story. We want you!

Posted in Events, Fiction, Tin House Books

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A Supposedly Fun Literary Guide I Will Never Do Again

Hello! I have been asked to write a “Literary Field Guide to Portland” in honor of the many literary types who will be visiting our city during the exciting Wordstock weekend. Portland is home to many fine authors, several of whom you have probably heard of (but most likely have never read. Unless it was […]

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“Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?”

Fiction: Imagination working on experience.

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Alphas & Omegas, Fathers & Sons: A Conversation with Scott Cheshire

High as the Horses’ Bridles, just published this month by Henry Holt & Co.

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Anthems for a Book Tour

Tonight I’ll be standing in a room of people and, for all I know, the only thing they’ll know about me is that I’m the woman wrote that one book, the one about getting kidnapped and raped by a man I used to love.

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Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots by William Wallace Cook

A pretends that a wax figure, X, is his wife

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“Short Story: A Process of Revision” by Antonya Nelson

from The Writer’s Notebook II: Craft Essays from Tin House

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“The Only Solution to the Soul Is the Senses: A Meditation on Bill Murray and Myself” by David Shields

from The Story About the Story II: Great Writers Explore Great Literature

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“Place” by Dorothy Allison

from The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House

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Salinger and Sobs

from The Story About the Story: Great Writers Explore Great Literature

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American Dream Machine Giveaway!

Enter to win a free copy of Matthew Specktor’s AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE!

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Hey, Look, An AWP Party!

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Wisdom Coupon: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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A.J. Albany’s Low Down – Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2014!

Low Down: Junk, Jazz, and Other Fairy Tales from Childhood a memoir by A. J. Albany has been adapted to a film starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Peter Dinklage, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, and Flea.    Low Down, A. J. Albany’s fond memoir of a fractured childhood in the hot center of Hollywood’s 1960s noir jazz scene, […]

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Shirley Jackson Contest Winner – Pazit Cahlon!

We had scores of submissions, sent in from all over the world. The competition was stiff and all the stories memorable. A huge congratulations—and lots of great prizes—go out to our winner Pazit Cahlon! We also want to extend a hearty shout-out of praise to our first runner-up, Bill Gavula and our second runner-up, Megan Taylor! So, […]

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Talking Turkey

From Harriet Fasenfest’s  A Householder’s Guide to the Universe comes this no-nonsense take on turkeys, Thanksgiving, and Holiday Hoo-Ha. Talking Turkey I Now you’d think, given all the work involved in putting up the quinces (quince paste this year), walnuts (we shelled and froze fifty pounds), and pig (at least the trim bag), that I would be […]

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November 22, 1963: Zapruder’s Viewfinder

An excerpt from Adam Braver’s novel, November 22, 1963

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