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The Wednesday Web Browser for Writers

  • The always-reliable Ms. Mentor offers some “novel academic novels” to add to your tbr list.
  • Lots of intriguing content, including some available online, in the new Summer Fiction Issue of The New Yorker.
  • Speaking of summer fiction, read these inspired-by-his-new-novel “author notes” by Dean Bakopoulos.
  • Attention, poets: Robert Lee Brewer is making the Poetic Asides community even more community-oriented.
  • And speaking of poetry: David Harris Ebenbach’s “The ABCs of Parenting” is a wonderful poem by itself, but has also given me a prompt idea: writing an “The ABCs of…” poem on any other topic.
  • Writer Abroad suggests “5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Writing Conference.”
  • One of the many lovely aspects of my recent college reunion was the opportunity I had to reconnect with classmate Emily Barton. Many of you probably recognize Emily as an acclaimed novelist. This week, I discovered that she is also a remarkable adviser. Check out the “Advice for My Students Page” on her website, replete with reflections on jobs, MFA programs, publishing, and more.

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