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On the Web Mon Oct 01 2012

More Reasons to Support Local Writers

This article, published by Forbes earlier this summer, discusses the fact that creative careers, hard to come by as they are, weed out lower and middle income writers for the simple fact that they don't have the luxury of building a resume of unpaid internships. There's also the obstacle of supporting one's self as a freelancer without some sort of disposable income to pick up the rent checks and other such necessities of survival.

Alexandra Kimball's article from around the same time, published by Random House Canada, talks about the writer's well timed and completely unanticipated inheritance, which keeps her afloat while she writes.

All this considered, here are some lovely local endeavors, moving forward thanks to the sacrifices and grit of some seriously determined creative types in Chicago. However they manage to swing it, we support them:

MAKE Magazine's next issue is coming out and will be available for purchase soon. In the mean time, check out the fabulous online book reviews.

Damask Press is trying to raise money for its next chapbook with three days to go on its Kickstarter.

Rose Metal Press released a new book, The Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, in September.

Guild Literary is hosting a series of October events at the Hairpin Gallery called Unnatural Spaces where poetry meets the stage to look at the ways urban living impacts the natural environment.

And there's more. So much more!!

 
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