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I/we are looking for various submissions for various things, so here are some various notes for you on this various Tuesday.


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As many of you faithful readers know, I recently became the fiction editor (or Fiction Editor–I never know whether or not to capitalize that) at the Texas Observer, a print magazine based here in Austin.

We’re not open to regular submissions at present, but we are holding our first annual short story contest, aptly named the Texas Observer Short Story Prize. Our guest judge is the legendary Larry McMurtry, author of such classics as Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show, and Terms of Endearment.

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You wanted Steps 2 and 3 to showing your character who’s boss, you got ’em. (Read Part I here.)

Step 2: Kick that character out of your bed!
Swithin sure had a sense of humor. He loved to wake me up in the middle of the night, pull me from the comfort of my bed and sit me down in front of the computer to work on that unfinished chapter or compose a scene that he simply had to see realized. Funny, huh? It was behavior like this that made perfectly clear which one of us was working the puppet strings. 

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