1) Today is agent Chip MacGregor's birthday! His annual "Bad Poetry Contest" is in progress right now.
2) It turns out that legendary short story writer Ed Hoch has published a stunning 938 short stories -- and is shooting for 1000. (Mentioned as part of a report on the "crime short story boom.")
3) Today, bloggers all over the Internet are posting the first chapter from Tribulation House. (You can also read it online or download a pdf.)