BUY A BOOK FOR MCSWEENEY'S

Author:
Publish date:

Hi Writers,
You may remember a few posts back I wrote about a Dave Eggers interview we're running. Well, here it is, hot off the presses and coincidentally soon to be available in the August issue of Writer's Digest. I wanted to go ahead and post this article featuring Eggers writing about Sudanese refugee Valentino Achak Deng.

McSweeney's—Eggers publishing house—is undergoing some tough times financially. Their distributor, PGW went bankrupt and left McSweeney's in a cash crisis.

You can read all about it on McSweeney's.net. They're holding a big sale with hugely discounted books, journals and magazines, including hard-to-find volumes of the literary journal McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, back issues of a great literary magazine, The Believer and beautiful literary works aplenty. Go to their online store for the goods.

I own several issues of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern including the coveted Comics issue, and I adore them all. Each one is so unique and imaginative in design, I'm going to take this opportunity to get all I can get my hands on. I also enjoy Your Disgusting Head, which is great to leave out on your coffee table to liven up a dull cocktail party.

I would go as far to say that these books and journals are collector's items. Own them and your friends will think you're cooler; your grandchildren will one day thank you for your incredible foresight.

Remember, there are only 193 days left until Christmas. Be impressed that I counted.

Keep Writing,
Maria

new_agent_alert_tasneem_motala_the_rights_factory

New Agent Alert: Tasneem Motala of The Rights Factory

New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Tasneem Motala of The Rights Factory) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

Miller_1:19

Timothy Miller: The Alluring Puzzle of Fact and Fiction

Screenwriter and novelist Timothy Miller explains how he came to write historical fiction and how research can help him drive his plot.

Batra&DeCandido_1:18

Dr. Munish Batra and Keith R.A. DeCandido: Entertainment and Outrage

Authors Dr. Munish Batra and Keith R.A. DeCandido explain how they came to co-write their novel and why it's important to them that the readers experience outrage while reading.

incite_vs_insight_grammar_rules_robert_lee_brewer

Incite vs. Insight (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use incite vs. insight with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

Cleland_1:17

Jane K. Cleland: On Writing the Successful Long-Running Series

Award-winning mystery author Jane K. Cleland describes what it's like to write a long-running book series and offers expert advice for the genre writer.

writer's digest wd presents

WD Presents: #StartWrite, Virtual Conference, and New Courses

This week, we’re excited to announce free resources to start your writing year off well, our Novel Writing Virtual Conference, and more!

20_most_popular_writing_posts_of_2020_robert_lee_brewer

20 Most Popular Writing Posts of 2020

We share a lot of writing-related posts throughout the year on the Writer's Digest website. In this post, we've collected the 20 most popular writing posts of 2020.

Malden_1:16

Carla Malden: Writing With Optimism and Innocence

Screenwriter and author Carla Malden explains why young adult fiction and the '60s go hand-in-hand and how she connected with her main character's voice.