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Feeling Rejected?

Feeling Rejected? by Julie Failla Earhart Receiving an e-mail or a letter saying that your work rejected does NOT mean the work is bad.  There area ton of reasons editors reject pieces. While some are valid and objective; some are merely subjective. Some examples of each are:

Emerging Writer’s Night at Subterranean Books

Emerging Writer’s Night at Subterranean Books by Diana Davis Question: What would you do it if you attended the September 7 Emerging Writer’s Night at Subterranean Books, and no emerging writers came to read? A: Examine the location. B: Converse with another listener. C: Both of the above. I chose “C.”

Best Sellers for September 4, 2011

Best Sellers for September 4, 2011 The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens Little Black Dress by Susan McBride (Please see our article about the author’s book signing and Tif Sweeney’s review!) The Help by Kathryn Stockett Go the F*** To Sleep by Adam Mansbach Cougar Club by Susan McBride Heaven is for Real…

Book Review: Little Black Dress

Book Review:  Little Black Dress by Susan McBride by Tif Sweeney According to Coco Chanel, “a woman without a little black dress has no future.”  In Susan McBride’s Little Black Dress (LBD), it is the dress itself that shapes the future of three women.  It all began years ago when the dress appeared in the…

Sitting Down with Catherine Rankovic

Catherine Rankovic is a contributor to Walrus Publishing’s Flood Stage: An Anthology of St.  Louis Poets.  She is the author of Meet Me: Writers in St.  Louis (2010), Island Universe: Essays and Entertainments (2007), Fierce Consent and Other Poems (2005) and a co-author of Guilty Pleasures: Indulgences, Addictions, and Obsessions (2003).  She has published essays…

Coming up in September!

Summer may be coming to a close, but the literary events in Saint Louis haven’t slowed down a bit.  They just keep coming!  In fact, there doesn’t seem to be a day in September without something literary happening.  Our staff at Walrus is going to several of the events, so we can share them with…

A Magical Evening with Susan McBride

A Magical Evening with Susan McBride By Tif Sweeney On Wednesday, August 24 a crowd gathered at the Schlafly Branch of the Saint Louis Public Library for local author, Susan McBride’s latest release, Little Black Dress.  The author came prepared, complete with a little black dress of her own and accompanied by a little black…

Storytelling on the Mississippi

Storytelling on the Mississippi by Curtis Comer Abraham Lincoln, who worked in his youth on a flatboat on the Mississippi, was said to frequently annoy his generals during battle planning by interrupting them with laughter and the words, “This reminds me of a story I once heard on the Mississippi…”  Lincoln was not alone in…

I’m Not Superstitious

I’m Not Superstitious by David Carkeet I’m not superstitious about writing.  Not at all.  So naturally: I don’t believe in such a thing as a “lucky pen.” I don’t believe that if a so-called “lucky pen” breaks—right in half, for no good reason at all!—you can prolong its blessing by storing its parts in the…