Good evening, blog readers! First off, I want to apologize for the lack of an Editor’s Notebook to cap off last week’s posts. To make up for it, this post will contain a recap of both weeks to make sure you don’t miss any of our bloggers’ awesome posts. Before we get to that, I want to remind you all that the Jet Fuel Review is reading submissions through October 15th, so send in your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art today! Please visit the Jet Fuel Review website for all the details. Now let’s see what our bloggers had to offer over the past two weeks.
Starting way back when, we had a Writing Advice post about starting in the middle and cutting away the beginnings of your story that aren’t really part of the story. In his horror blog, Mike Malan talked about Clive Barker’s story, Dread. In our discussion of Awesome Literary Things, we talked about free knowledge on the internet. The poem from Slate was Letter From the Shore by Kristin Fogdall. Lucas’ Bibliophilia post talked about a book called Hollywood Babylon. In his Film Corner, Lucas wrote about movies that may have been made, but never were. Christine’s Movie Macabre covered the new film, Paranorman. Mark’s Awesome Word of the week was aphorism. Liz’s News of the Books discussed the problem of Texas’ death penalty policy and Of Mice and Men. Finally, Meg’s Book Nook covered Bringing in Finn by Sara Connell.
This week started off with Mike’s horror blog, which discussed The Call of Cthulhu, by H.P. Lovecraft. This week’s Awesome Literary Thing was innovative ways of shelving one’s books. The poem from Slate this time around was Story With a Real Beast and a Little Blood In It by Rose McLarney. On Thursday, we were pleased to post a book review from Dr. Michael Cunningham. Dr. Cunningham wrote a review of Thomas Frank’s book, Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right. Mark’s Awesome Word of the week was autocatalytic. To close out the week, Liz’s News of the Books talked about the New Yorker‘s profile of J.K. Rowling.
Thanks for joining us these past two weeks. I hope you stick around for lots more blog posts! And don’t forget to submit your work to the Jet Fuel Review before October 15th!
— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan