Weekend News Roundup

Let me see if I can avoid drawing the ire of frisky undergraduates this week.

Book experts weigh in on the revolution in publishing.

The Rumpus interviews Adrian Van Young.

What writing programs ought to teach you.

25 things Blake Butler learned from submitting. Also, here’s his submission chart.

Old New Yorker post about Roger Ebert (RIP) winning its caption contest. This stuck out, quoted from this blog post:

Third, cartoon contest winners usually generate lots of captions.  Studies of creativity have shown that quantity breeds quality—what I call the productivity theory, because high productivity corresponds to high creativity.

I’m excited about the new James Salter. Not everyone is. For instance, this and this.

Our friend and Purdue colleague, Mehdi Okasi, has a story in Guernica Magazine.