1. So You Wanna Be an Author? You Don’t Need an MFA to Get Published: the Cheapskate’s Master Post

    justinaireland:

    One of the pervasive myths throughout publishing, and one that I hate more than any other, is the belief that you need an MFA to get published. While an MFA can help you improve your writing/find your voice/make new friends it is NOT a magic publishing button. Sure it can…

    Agreed!

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  2. Video

    catagator:

    If you’re looking for a way to do something for the people and community of Ferguson, perhaps write a check to their library. 

    The address is to the library, this information is from their director, and they don’t have a way to accept anything other than a check at the moment.

    We’ve seen what a sanctuary the library has become.

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  3. Video

    iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Ferguson’s public library welcomes students and teachers this week, while schools are still closed. 

    This is #ferguson

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  5. Although I love what the ice bucket challenge stands for, this is an awesome caption, and I love anything Wizard of Oz! (Photo from a Facebook feed going around:
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    Although I love what the ice bucket challenge stands for, this is an awesome caption, and I love anything Wizard of Oz! (Photo from a Facebook feed going around:

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  6. micdotcom:

Mo’Ne Davis just made history with her badass ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover

    micdotcom:

    Mo’Ne Davis just made history with her badass ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover

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  7. Anonymous said: Who are you getting your Ferguson information from? I'm having problems verifying what's actually happening!

    wearesynchronizednowandforever:

    andreashettle:

    wearesynchronizednowandforever:

    That’s actually what’s taking me so long to update some of my posts; not only is the information surfacing slowly about his case specifically, but I make sure to cross reference at least three sources because some people are just blatantly lying to stir shit up.

    Also live feeds keep going down and new ones pop back up but I know some of you are sensitive to video, so

    Here’s a list of some twitter handles:

    Journalists (All of these are either on the ground in Ferguson as I type this or actively covering events in Ferguson, both Brown’s case and the rallies):

    Residents/Legislature/Other:

    Instagram Accounts: (TW: Some of these accounts feature graphic video or images of Ferguson events)

    as I can go through my twitter and instagram accounts.

    Any familiarity with reliable/accurate Tumblr sources? i.e. people who either fact check carefully or who link to others who do?

    Hi! yes of course; Here’s a list of people I’ve seen being reblogged from from Tumblr that seem to have pretty reliable info:

    I’m sure I forgot a bunch but here’s a start. Some of it is compilations from a bunch of sources, some is original content. Disclaimer: I’m not vouching for any other content on any of these blogs/twitters/instagrams or any that may be posted after this list but as of right now, the information regarding Ferguson and discussions taking place about the rallies/police and Mike Brown’s death seems accurate.

    if you want to be included on any of these lists, shoot me a message with your web-address and I’ll check it out

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    catagator:

    These two pictures from the director of the Ferguson Public Library and the library’s instagram are also worth sharing. 

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