We also spend a certain amount of time talking about slush piles and how to break out of them. Here’s a story illustrating how hard that can be to do. In light of that, some useful advice from Hugh Howey.
A really interesting piece talking about neuroscience in fiction, using Ted Chiang’s story “Exhalation.”
Wondering about some of the gender breakdowns in publishing from last year? Here’s coverage of women on f/sf blogs in 2012. Read Renay’s piece talking about the project first. She also mentions a book I highly, highly recommend, How to Suppress Women’s Writing, by Joanna Russ. I found that book in college and it really shaped my thinking.
A Tumblr blog of paying markets, primarily non-fiction.
Another resource, listing writing contests, grants, and awards, from Poets and Writers.