* Paperback Writer Lynn Viehl posted a few markets.
* Bantam Spectra launched a new short fiction contest.
* Agent Janet Reid on Opportunity Costs, or why agents don’t do more “developmental work with inexperienced authors”.
* 2 new agents at L.Perkins Agency. Check out their details.
* Barbara Bretton wants to know if there’s an Expiration Date on Writers. “I’ve always believed that one of the very best things about being a writer was that age didn’t matter.”
* More on the Ugly Fight for Andre Norton’s Legacy. Writers: learn from this.
* Time for some autumn office cleaning? The keyboard brush.
* A smart author will accept valid criticism no matter what the cost in rewrite time.
* UF author C.E. Murphy gives us an example of “Showing” vs “Telling”.
* At UF author Rachel Vincent’s blog, her critique partner (CP) gives us some examples of the kind of crits these ladies exchange. Part 1 – Can I Have A Band-Aid With That Critique? and Part 2 – When a Band-Aid Isn’t Big Enough. Ouch!
* Rachel Vincent’s writing chair: