We’ve all had that annoying moment of finding the perfect word to win Scrabble with, except that word doesn’t count. Now, Scrabble is letting players nominate a new word to enter its dictionary. You can submit on Facebook. Just do us a favor, and nominate something better than “hashtag” or “selfie.”
"Mixer publishing, with guest editor Paul Tremblay (author of Swallowing A Donkey’s Eye), is offering a $1,200 honorarium for the best speculative/sci-fi story, graphic narrative (comic), or poem.”
Kundiman, an organization dedicated to “the creation and cultivation of Asian American poetry,” is now accepting submissions for its annual Kundiman Poetry Prize. One winner will receive $1,000, book publication with Alice James Books, and a featured reading in New York City. The deadline is March 1, 2013.
WHEREAS, the hardest situation for humans to understand is that they cannot understand it all but thatA. where there is no water, there is no life; andWHEREAS, that is the one situation true & in all instances & therefore theA. one sole phenomenon—humans understand; andWHEREAS, 10-16% percent of the earth is true desert & evaporation of the seas goes on all the time,A. enough to drain all oceans completely every 3 thousand years
In 1992, William Gibson published Agrippa, a poem coded on a floppy disk such that after one reading it would destroy itself forever. Quinn DuPont, a PhD student studying cryptography, built an emulation of the self-destructing poem and has a challenge to cyberpunks and cryptographers: be the first person to crack the poem’s code and win a copy of every one of Gibson’s books ever published.
What do you do when you’re alone? What if someone is watching?
In Chuck Klosterman’s The Visible Man, a therapist is contacted by a man claiming to be a scientist who’s stolen “cloaking” technology from the government. When he makes himself invisible, he observes random individuals alone, living their daily lives. But why? To celebrate the paperback, Scribner is giving you the chance to win an entire Chuck Klosterman library and have your winning video screened at Chuck’s June 7th signing at Book Court in Brooklyn! Just submit a video here by May 30th that answers the question: What do you do when you’re alone? What if someone is watching?
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