Nobel Prize predictions, poems for Fall, and forgetting books in São Paulo

October 4, 2013

We’re ushering in the new month and the change of weather with literary links inspired by fall. Below, you’ll find more speculation on the Nobel Prize (to be announced sometime soon), a plethora of autumn-inspired poems, and several new literary events and prizes with deadlines this month. Enjoy!

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Is change on the horizon for the ethnic languages of Burma after the country’s political reform?

Poets & Writers posted a great recap of this summer’s Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices.

How can bookies and prediction sites be so sure about their choices for the Nobel Prize front-runners when they have never read their picks’ books?

As the state of the economy around the world continues to hang in the balance, financial terror has become a new trend in young adult fiction.

Syria’s civil war has produced several victims, including some unspoken ones: Syrian publishing houses.

How important is clothing in literature? Would your favorite book be the same if the characters wore something different?

The New York Review of Books celebrated its 50th anniversary this week with a compilation of some of its more memorable headlines.

For Your Calendar

Litquake 2013 is scheduled for October 11-19 in San Francisco. Make sure you get tickets to all of the events!

The Georgetown Review is currently looking for poetry, short-story, and essay submissions to its magazine contest.

The PEN/Faulkner Awards are now open for submissions, which close at the end of October.

The Paris Review is teaming up with the Standard, East Village to find a writer-in-residence for a three-week uninterrupted stay in New York City.

Fun Finds and Inspiration

In a new creative literacy project, Felipe Brandão forgets books all over the city of São Paulo.

Jump right into the new season with a batch of fall poems handpicked by the editors at Poetry.

It’s no surprise, but prolific writers often have favorite words that they use over and over in their works.

Learn about the Nordic summer with these translation picks from author Anne Swärd.

Thinking of submitting to a poetry contest this year? This guide provides some important things to consider.

If you’re in or around Brooklyn, make sure to stop by your new local poetry bookshop, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Book Shop.