I've been meaning to start this thread for a while now - at least since this forum got opened. The last writers' thread on the old MVB&M forum went over surprisingly well, and this seems like the natural place to start another one up in earnest. It seems like we've got literary fiction writers, sci-fi writers, historical fiction writers, nonfiction writers, sportswriters, travel writers, film/music critics, essayists and poets, published writers, slightly-published writers, and others still aspiring to be published here. Some of you - a lot of you - seem to be pretty accomplished, or at least pretty good. If anyone is up for an informal writers-workshop type deal (didn't someone - Jacen McCullough - talk about starting a Bigsoccer writers' list on Yahoo)...I'm interested if others are. I know I'm also always on the lookout for good sites with market listings, calls for submissions, etc. So post them up here, along with something about what you've written, what you're writing, what you plan to be writing...whatever. Network, kvetch, pimp your latest masterpiece, whatever you like. As for me...I've written some 'literary' short stories (that's been my major output, though I've slowed down in the last year or so, and haven't yet placed most of them); a couple literary travel essays (http://www.michaelkoch.net/toubkal.htm), some other general travel pieces, some poems and essays, and I'm trying to start a novel now (something tells me grad school is the wrong time to start one, but what the hell).