News: Literary Recap Oct. 24 - 31, 2012

2012-11-02 21:52:PM ago by nicole.boyce

The Rosalind Prize, a new award celebrating fiction written by Canadian women, is set to launch as early as 2014. First proposed by Janice Zawerbny, the prize will address gender disparities in the Canadian awards scene.
 
Can’t end your love affair with antidisestablishmentarianism? Thsrs, an online generator of shorter synonyms, can help take your writing from cluttered to sleek. 
 
“Penguin House” has arrived...along with its own meme. The Telegraph’s Sameer Rahim discusses the implications of Penguin Group’s merger with Random House, Inc. 
 
Turns out Geoffrey Chaucer invented Twitter. In other tweeting news, November marks the site’s first fiction festival, a five-day event celebrating innovative online storytelling.
 
Imagine if the government bought 1000 copies of every book you published. The Millions shares details on Norway’s publishing system, along with other envy-inducing ways other countries support their writers.

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