The Daily Port of Call: February 4, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll learn about a new Lemony Snicket award for librarians, the power of constraints, and James Joyce’s modern literary heirs.

The American Library Association Council approved the new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity. Said Snicket, "This seems like a better way to channel money to librarians than my previous strategy, which was incurring exorbitant late fees."

How, exactly, should we pronounce the word February?

Green Eggs and Ham: The result of a bet that demonstrates the power of constraints.

Here are six minimal steps to revising your manuscript before submission.

Who are the modern literary heirs of James Joyce?