Over at our sister site, HiLobrow, Patrick Cates has announced a new microfiction contest. The theme: OIL SPILL — WHERE YOU LIVE. Prize money will be donated to a good cause! THE CHALLENGE: Write a story set in the town … Continue reading
This is the eighth in an occasional series of updates about our nearly 200 Significant Objects authors. We’re publishing these while we work on various Significant Objects-related projects about which you’ll hear more soon. In the meantime, read SO v1 … Continue reading
Liz Danzico’s “text playlist”: http://bit.ly/av23Pu # Science Friday segment on hoarding has some good moments. http://bit.ly/bMkF3L # 10 Most harmful novels for aspiring writers: http://bit.ly/bRiFUP # [NOTE: Significant Objects does endorse the views expressed in this link. It’s just a … Continue reading
In a great post on a writing epiphany, @maudnewton reveals what she’ll do with an S.O. she bought (before long, we bet) http://bit.ly/aYkIqy # A blog devoted to “only the worst sci-fi/fantasy book covers.” http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/ # Laura Miller on gender … Continue reading
Thank you readers, writers, and bidders, for another successful volume of Significant Objects! Our final v3 auction concluded moments ago. Between February 22 and today, we’ve used 50 stories by our talented contributors to convert a trifling $58.28 worth of … Continue reading
We know it looks exactly like the other objects in our Identical Objects Challenge. But this Corked Bottle — with a terrific story by Ben Greenman — is different! Because it’s the FINAL OBJECT in Significant Objects’ third volume. Tomorrow, … Continue reading
We’re down to the last three objects/stories in our third volume. As of a few moments ago, we’ve raised $1,618.32 for Girls Write Now. Maybe we can make it to $1,700.00 — we’ll need your help! Bid now.
Would look like this. Now you know.
No new stories on Significant Objects, this week. On Friday, we published the 50th and final story in our third volume. Proceeds from SO v3 go to Girls Write Now; as you can see from the counter at top right, … Continue reading
Here’s where things stand as of… well, as of when I took this screen grab. These are the last five auctions of S.O. v3, proceeds to Girls Write Now. Own a piece of this project, and support a great cause. … Continue reading
As of yesterday’s auction, we passed $1,500 on what we’ll give to @girlswritenow. Only five object/auctions left! http://bit.ly/9NJvV # Concept? Rocks. Writer? Rocks. Cause? Rocks. Bid on one of the last @SignificObs http://bit.ly/9kOxI5 @girlswritenow (via @R_Nash) # “The 1992 Librarians … Continue reading
Here’s an everyday, apparently unexceptional object with a meaningful story; this advertisement was found in the current issue of Real Simple. Speaking of memes, the curators of Significant Objects are both at ROFLCon today.
If you enjoy Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s story about the Greek Ashtray-Plate as much as we do, then you’ll be excited to hear that she has offered to mail a copy of her novel Perfecting to the winning bidder! Perfecting is set … Continue reading
Readers, we are nearing the end of Significant Objects v3, with proceeds going to Girls Write Now. If you have somehow not yet become the owner of your very own Significant Object, get with the program. Time is running out. … Continue reading
Hey L.A. readers: We’ve told you all about Los Angeles, I’m Yours, the flea-market-inspired art show that includes a Significant Object. If you visit, please send take some pics and send ’em along! Or add to our S.O. pool. Meanwhile … Continue reading
Our (okay, Rob’s) friend GK Darby needs sponsors for Neighborhood Story Project (NOLA) write a thon. Great cause! http://www.firstgiving.com/gkdarby # Artist Chauney Peck is giving away her work, if you go to the show and “express to her why” you … Continue reading
The wooden animal (above) about which Meg Cabot wrote for us has changed hands, Cabot reports from the LA Times Book Festival. In the process, she says, the object has helped raise a bunch of money for the Heifer Project. … Continue reading
In today’s New York Times Sunday Book Review, the psychiatrist Peter D. Kramer reviews Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things (Houghton Mifflin), by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee. His conclusion: To those who need to understand hoarders, … Continue reading