• Kelly Sue DeConnick responds to a question about “waiting for the trade.” (Robot 6)

The 25 Most Awesomely Melodramatic Archie Comics covers. (Topless Robot)

• Self-publishing is for amateurs? Or not. Passive Voice shows both sides of a recent debate between authors Shannon Hale and Anna Elliot. (Passive Voice)

Cory Doctorow on the ending of Brian Wood’s DMZ after 72 issues. (Boing Boing)

• More on the decline of WR Terrell Owens. (Grantland)

• Kurt Vonnegut’s eight tips on how to write a short story. (Open Culture)