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10 2021 spring book preview

New year, new titles for our TBR pile. Here are some of the hottest books headed your way in early 2021.

16 How to make your travel writing more inclusive A guide to avoiding writing solely from the Western gaze. BY MARIANA ZAPATA

30 A father’s touch

Read the first-place winner of our Spring Short Story Contest. BY ELIANA MAX BLUM

34 Publishing in the time of COVID-19 Editors seek fresh, surprising perspectives on the pandemic. BY MELISSA HART

22 Rekindling an old flame

Should you dredge up old, abandoned work? BY JACK SMITH

March 2021 Volume 134 Number 3

DEPARTMENTS 8 From the Front Lines

Your home page is where your heart is Three components of a winning website. BY YI SHUN LAI 38 Literary Spotlight

The Blue Mountain Review BY MELISSA HART 40 Conference Insider

The Chanticleer Authors Conference BY MELISSA HART

IN EVERY ISSUE 2 From the Editor 4 Take Note 42 Markets 47 Classified advertising 48 Gigi Will Know

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