New Every Morning
Every morning is a fresh beginning,
Listen my soul to the glad refrain.
And, spite of old sorrows
And older sinning,
And possible pain,
Take heart with the day and begin again.
Author of the popular semi-autobiographical 'What Katy Did' children's series which debuted in 1872 Susan Coolidge was also the editor of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, and a poet in her own right. Part of her popular 19th century fiction for girls was a book of short stories -- you can read a sample of the subtle instruction for how a girl ought to behave therein.
Other delightful poetic and literary discoveries can be found at The Simple and the Ordinary which is, of course, neither.
Been busy thinking of other things this week, but did y'all see Liz's post To Cheer or to Covet? "Better to lay bare than to bury," she says. If you've been stalked by envy in the face of another's success, go. Read.
An update from Blooming Tree Press. Seriously: they exist. They're finally going to finish printing their backlog; a.fortis' short story will be further immortalized. Soon!
A review of a YA Islamic SF/F novel -- quel intriguing!
It's been a BOGUS week in publishing, but Slate's got the right idea: howl with laughter, not with outrage.