Just a reminder: If you enjoy Rarely Likable's linkbuckets, you should also watch the delicious page. I have strong suspicions that 2009 will bring more entries there than they will under this header.
A literary community that really looks like it's worth checking out. (via Perpetual Folly, which has also been selecting the best New Yorker stories of 2008. Start here, if you haven't read any of it yet.)
Another interesting new place to read about writing. (via lots!)
Blake Butler's year of submitting longer work to small presses, which links to Shane Jones' piece about same.
Tayari Jones provides more helpful pointers before breakfast than most people will in a lifetime. This time around? Short fiction contests.
The Columbia MFA funding thing. I am really glad that discussion of issues like this has come so far in the last few years.
Are video games anything like novels? Looking at what I played in 2008 alone? Bioshock. Several Final Fantasy games. Fallout 3. The most recent WoW expansion. The World Ends With You. Guild Wars. Video games were instrumental in getting me back to writing fiction, when I'd quit a few years ago. Mini-resolution for this year: Writing something about that experience.
Printing this out for the bulletin board...except that defeats the purpose, doesn't it?
And finally: Five worst Dalek cakes.