As if I weren't already proud to have my story "Project" in Annalemma's summer 2011 issue, (interview with editor Chris Heavener here), turns out Annalemma has been listed as one of the NYT Time Magazine top ten lit mags. Very cool. Congratulations to Chris Heavener for all the hard work he puts into making this a quality publication.
I'm often asked whether I think an MFA is worth getting, and specifically whether a particular student ought to get his or hers. Robin Black's got a well-written analysis, probably one of the best considered and articulated I've heard in a while here at Beyond the Margins.
Speaking of Beyond the Margins, this is a wonderful resource for writers. If you're in one of my workshops, you already know this, but if not, do check it out. I was pleased to have been nominated for their Above and Beyond 2012 Award, really honored and thrilled to be in the company of the other nominees.