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How to be a Bureaucrat, and Other News

January 11, 2013 | by

  • How to query an agent: a guide.
  • If you’d rather be a Chinese bureaucrat, well, here’s a guide to that.
  • “However disgraceful or unprincipled you may think the scribblers of today, rest assured that their eighteenth-century equivalents were at least as bad and probably worse. Furthermore, the laments and recourses of struggling writers have changed very little in the past three centuries.”
  • Revise, revise, revise.
  • An enormous book donation helps Sandy-ravaged schools get back on their feet.



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