This Week in Words – Feb 9

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant

Hey, writers: We’re extending the deadline for our Brief Encounters “Internet Ads” theme until February 14th. Run through the guidelines again and send us your best work!

Publisher’s Lunch has put together a free ebook of samples of more than 25 upcoming titles. The ebook features some of the more highly anticipated fiction, nonfiction, and award-winning releases expected this Spring and Summer.

A few things I read this week that are worth noting:

Jared Yates Sexton’s fiction piece “Behold I Come as a Thief” in the latest issue of Split Lip Magazine. Earthquakes. Sex. Nudity. What’s not to like?

Avi Steinberg talks about the glorious torture that is a life of writing in The New Yorker.

Usually I find it patronizing when people say, “That’s life.” This piece by Seth Reiss in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is the exception.