* Borderlands Cafe (the Cafe, NOT the bookstore) is hiring, and we'd love to hire a customer. Please email email@example.com for details if you're interested before sending a resume.
*The Rebound Bookstore sent us the following, which may be of interest to budding writers: "North Bay Workshop for serious Sci-fi and fantasy writers (short story, novel or film treatment,) with an interest in publication. Small group will meet once a month on a weekday evening, read about 5-8 minutes of a piece. Group will fill out professional editors’ style crit. sheet and then discuss the piece. Writer will then revise piece based on critiques that she/he accepts and read it for the group again. General discussion will follow including talking about getting an agent, getting publication, self publishing, etc. 7:00 -9:30 one week night a month. Contact Rebound Bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-482-0550 for questions or sign ups. As soon as we have 5-6 committed members we will begin."
* Michael Swanwick is serializing a story, one sentence at a time, until Halloween at his blog: http://www.floggingbabel.blogspot.com/2012/09/from-ghoulies-and-ghosties-long.html
* Author Junot Diaz talks about why genre fiction gets so little respect: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/culture/2012/09/6537008/junot-diaz-imperfect-perfection-novel-and-why-genre-fiction-gets-so-
* We're very sorry to report the death of author Adam Niswander on August 12th. Gary A. Braunbeck wrote this moving tribute for Locus Magazine: http://www.locusmag.com/Roundtable/2012/09/appreciation-for-adam-niswander-1946-2012/