Editor’s Notebook: #81

Now that our bloggers have settled into the summer, we’ve had some truly spectacular posts this past week. Before we get started though, I wanted to send out a quick bulletin about some awesome local literary news. At least, it’s local news if you live in the Chicagoland area, where the Jet Fuel Review is based. Next weekend, Chicago will host the annual Printers Row Literary Fest. Printers Row takes place in the stretch of the city that bears its name every June here in Chicago. At the fest, you’ll be able to see authors and other literary folk speak, you’ll be able to roam through tables and tents of local booksellers and publishers. If you’re in the area, I do hope you go, because it’s a free event and it’s a great excuse to be surrounded by literary goings-on for a weekend.

Onto our posts!

To begin the week, an advice post from me talked about scheduling your writing based around your natural creative rhythms. Basically, don’t force yourself to be a morning writer if you’re not a morning person. The Awesome Literary Thing this week was called the Little Free Library, which is something you can create in your own neighborhood! This week’s poem from Slate was The Home by Kathryn Levy. On Thursday, Lucas presented the third part in his series of posts entitled ‘What is Cinema?’ Our horror blogger, Michael Malan, announced a hiatus on his weekly posts. Deirdre began her new weekly blog on obscure punctuation by discussing the ‘snark’ mark. And Linda triumphantly returned at the end of this week with another installment of her ekphrastic blog.

Thanks for reading our blog offerings this week and I hope you’ll return next week! As the summer rolls on, we hope to add a few new blogs and maintain our great current blogs as well. Happy June!

— Jet Fuel Editor, Mary Egan

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