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A Perfunctory Guide to Writers Looking for Publishers

But I’m stuck on #1.


I’m asked at least once a week how to get published. Once upon a time, this was a very straightforward answer:

1. Write a novel.

2. Write a query letter.

3. Send the query letter to agents or to editors.

4. Rinse and repeat until said agents and editors ask to see…

(via one-bite-at-a-time)

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Scientists Breed Glow-in-the-Dark Rabbits Using Jellyfish DNA

According to our friends at Motherboard, rabbits aren’t the first creature scientists have engineered to glow in the dark. Pigs, monkeys and puppies have all been genetically altered in the name of science.

The glow-in-the-dark rabbits were recently born at the University of Istanbul and are the latest species to successfully undergo the transformation. Scientists used a fluorescent protein found in jellyfish DNA and planted it into a mother rabbit’s embryo.

Head on over to Motherboard for more info on this astounding and somewhat controversial practice.

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It’s undoubtedly true that in the age of social media, it’s become very easy for anybody to peer behind the news curtain and see the chaotic raw material from which it is produced. But that in no way weakens the onus on responsible and experienced news editors to filter that material and form it into a fast, deep and accurate report. Indeed, the value added by those editors has never been more obvious than it is in situations like this one.
Reuters’ Felix Salmon, on media behavior last week.

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