Fellowship: applications for the Fall 2013 Createquity Writing Fellowship close this Friday, July 19. Previous participants have found this to be an immensely valuable experience; one even recently characterized it as “life-changing.” I can’t guarantee Createquity will change your life, but if we pick you and you take it seriously, you absolutely will get a lot out of it. All the details and info you need are here.

Survey: in case you missed it, Createquity is running a reader survey. So far we’ve gotten 156 responses, which sounds pretty good until you consider that the last time we did this, three years ago, we got more than half that many responses from fewer than one-fifth of the regular readers we have now. That means there are a whole lot of you out there who haven’t filled this out. So please, if you can, take 10 minutes this week to fill it out if you haven’t done so already. It’ll mean a lot to me.