The New York Times, or more specifically, Elisabeth Bumiller, takes note of the war literature emanating from Iraq and Afghanistan. (Not much fiction. What might that signify?)
Mark Sarvas recently served as a judge for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, and is ready to share some of what he learned from the experience.
Dani Shapiro reflects on "the new bottom line" for (would-be) writers: "The emphasis is on publishing, not on creating. On being a writer, not on writing itself." (via One Story)