http://nyti.ms/exAwaz -- non-traditional stores are selling more books than ever. Good news for authors, marketers, and publishers. And also for readers.
http://lmstull.com/2011/03/06/so-you-want-to-write-fantasy/ -- a workshop on worldbuilding for fantasy authors and a contest to boot.
http://reluctantadults.blogspot.com/2011/03/that-setting-thing.html -- Kat Richardson writes up her talk from Rainforest Writers Village Session 2 on "Setting"
http://www.shimmerzine.com/2011/03/16/confessions-of-a-slush-reader-why-should-i-care/ - a slushreader explains the slush experience and gives useful tips on how to get your story to succeed