The Monday Post: Links for Readers and Writers

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So I realize the post is two days late. But in all fairness, it was a holiday weekend and I was kind of enjoying views similar to the one below.

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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 archivePlease follow my blog for writing prompts, commentary, reviews, and more!

Southwest to Offer Kobo E-books Inflight” via Publishers Weekly

When Did Books Get So Freaking Enormous? The Year of the Very Long Novel” via Vulture

Grumpy Cat will be the world’s most miserable comic book hero” via Mashable

Misplaced: why do novelists disguise real locations?” via The Guardian

You Sold Your Book! Please Sign This Contract” via The New Yorker

John Scalzi, Science Fiction Writer, Signs $3.4 Million Deal for 13 Books” via The New York Times

Oakland gets its own book festival, at last” via San Francisco Chronicle

A Google Map of all Your Favorite Books” via Electric Literature

Mark Twain stories, 150 years old, uncovered by Berkeley scholars” via The Guardian

For Reviewers, How Close Is Too Close?” via The New York Times

Horror Stories Are Love Stories” via Los Angeles Review of Books

Stirring Images from the First Ever Illustrated Version of Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’” via Flavorwire

INFOGRAPHIC: 24 Books You Can Read In Under An Hour” via Electric Literature

Independent Booksellers Continue to Add New Stores” via abc news

The Bill Gates /Osama Bin Laden Library Smackdown” via Matter

SPECIAL EDITION of Featured Writers: Germ Magazine Writers

This week I am devoting the Featured Writers section to some randomly selected writers over at Germ Magazine. As many of you know, this is a magazine I also provide content for on occasion. The reason I chose to display some of the writers is because there is some real talent in these young start-ups and established writers. We all have a voice and are learning how to use it. Check them out! 🙂


Our Intruder” by Julia Nunnally Duncan

The First About a Boy” by Izzy Gappmayer


The Drunkard” by Sudha Srivatsan

The Morning After” by Lori Werner


Haunted” by Morgan Von Feldt

Driftwood” by Emily Ward

Stage & Screen:

The Paper Girl” by Paula Borgie

AFTER HER” by Elizabeth Suzanne

AND few books featured at Germ Magazine:

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Seed by Lisa Heathfield

The Winter Guest by Pam Jenoff

And of course, the book that made Germ Magazine possible: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Previous Posts on Mondays to do with Readings and Writings:

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