Would you enjoy a free trip to the Texas Book Festival (which takes place November 1 and 2)? Check out some Festival prize possibilities here (but do it soon--deadline is October 3). NB: Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
Poets & Writers reports that writers who have recently received rejection letters from Academy Chicago press with no personalized information included may still have reason to be hopeful--there's been a "bookkeeper bungle"--and should contact the press.
I don't know about you, but I can always use some new writing prompts. So I'm glad to discover this concise list on The Writer magazine's Web site.