This week we welcome Amy Holman as our guest blogger. Amy is the author of Wrens Fly Through This Opened Window (Somondoco Press, 2010) and Wait For Me, I'm Gone, which won the 2004 Dream Horse Press annual chapbook prize. She is also the author of An Insider's Guide to Creative Writing Programs (Prentice Hall Press, 2006), a book on colonies, graduate writing programs, and grants. She has written essays on her Brooklyn neighborhood, dogs, subways and knitting, published in tl Connotation Press, and the anthologies, The Subway Chronicles and Knitting Through It: Inspiring Stories for Times of Trouble, and was a columnist for Poets & Writers Magazine. Robert Bly selected her poem Man Script for the Best American Poetry 1999. Amy is a literary consultant who assists writers in finding success in publishing through private tutorials and consultations, and she lectures at conferences, universities and literary centers. You can follow Amy's blog Lending Whale here and her contributions to the blog Whe Who Are About To Die here.