The Monday Post: Links for Readers and Writers

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Inspired by a similar type of post found on Electric Literature‘s website, The Monday Post is a collection of articles for writers and readers as well as a sampling of interesting works and publications from across the internet. They may be old links or new links, but they’ll be ones that I find the most interesting or helpful. If there are any particular topics you’d like to read about, please feel free to suggest them in a comment on this post. In addition, each new month will feature a new and interesting quote from an established expert in the literary field.

Writers and readers may find additional links and featured writers in The Monday Post archive. Please follow my blog for writing prompts, commentary, reviews, and more!

The Four Most Important Things To Remember About Pacing” via Writers Write

How Should You Order A Short Story Collection?” via Electric Literature

Science Is Story: Science, Magic, and the Thin Line Between” via The NaNoWriMo Blog

Does Post-Apocalyptic Literature Have A (Non-Dystopian) Future?” via npr Books

Writing In and Speaking Out” via The Kenyon Review

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the World of African Literature” via The Wall Street Journal

Wordplay 101” via The Paris Review blog

Before You Start: Introductions, Forewords, and Prefaces” via The Millions

An Etymology for Writers” via the open bar

What Do We Want from Writing? Money? A Career? Recognition?” via Flavorwire

Just Keep Knocking” via Brevity‘s Nonfiction Blog

‘Get your head out of that book!’ – the children’s stories that inspired leading writers” via The Guardian

Little steps. Big steps. First steps.” via Extra Dry Martini

Featured Writings:


Redshift” by Erin Calabria

Tracing the Blue Light” by Eileen Cronin


The Butcher’s Daughter” by Mariana Toscas

The Blackboard of His Eyelid” by Michael Bassett


Elephants and Corpses” by Kameron Hurley

Where We Bury Our Dead” by Robert James Russell


The Three Sunrises by Edward Mullany

The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks

Literary Magazines and Journals:

Parallel Ink

Ant vs Whale

Previous Posts on Mondays to do with Readings and Writings:



  1. Reblogged this on Dog Leader Mysteries and commented:
    Links for Readers and Writers shows up again with interesting non required reading. After a frustrating half an hour trying to finish my post for tomorrow, as over and over my last photograph would not load, I quit. For today, I have a writing deadline elsewhere. Plus an intriguing hour to follow my nose to a new area of a city we are visiting. So enjoy “A Vase of Wildflowers”
    Monday post for readers and writers, plus visit her blog to see what-else she cooks up.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: The Monday Post: Links for Readers and Writers | A Vase of Wildflowers

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