Sunday is a time to slow down. Here are some literary links from around the web to help guide you through your morning.
Kelly Link’s new book Get in Trouble was released last week and our friends at Electric Literature have a killer interview.
We were quite taken with Literistic this week. This new service compiles all the upcoming deadlines and contests for the following month and sends you a curated list based on your preferences. Free to subscribe!
The PEN Center USA blog aims to inspire, educate, and support literature. They’re currently hosting a 500-word contest inspired by this Vivian Maier photograph. The contest is $5 to enter and is judged by Amelia Gray. The deadline to submit is Monday, February 9, but look, it’s only 500 words. Details here.
Poets.org posted this poem by Michael McGriff, and we’re, well, obsessed. “Why I’m Obsessed With Horses.”
Our anthology is open for submissions. $5000 awarded to the best emerging writers. Judged by Kevin Brockmeier. Submit now!
Kirstin Valdez Quade’s is a 5 Under 35 award winner from the National Book Foundation and her book of short stories, Night at the Fiestas debuts next month. We love fresh voices and new talent. Here’s a sneak peek of her writing with the story “The Five Wounds,” published by The New Yorker.
There’s no denying it, Margaret Atwood is important for the world. In this Slate interview, she talks about hope, science, and writing for the future.