Writer. Reader. Reviewer. Resource Maven.

Tag Archive for ‘Resources’ rss

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

AJL Conference Dispatch

So, as you may recall, I recently attended the annual conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries. I went there to represent Fig Tree Books, so much of my time was spent in the AJL equivalent of the AWP Bookfair. Here’s a snapshot of the FTB table.

CICvIgyWsAAL4kN

But I managed to sneak away and sit in on just a few of the panels. Including one that featured some expert book reviewers and book-review editors sharing book-reviewing tips. You can see my summary of that session over on the Fig Tree Books blog.

“Maiden Names” and My Latest Published Poem

People have been talking (on my Twitter and Facebook channels, at least) about a New York Times article about “maiden names.” Which reminds me that I have not yet shared my latest published poem, “Beautiful Enough,” part of the wonderful “All About My Name” series that’s currently running over on the Silver Birch Press site.

Latest Newsletter

Finally, if it’s July 1, the July issue of The Practicing Writer is available. If you haven’t yet seen it, here you go.

Labels: , , , , ,

Share

Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees. Paying Gigs.

dollar-sign-mdMonday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). Continue reading ›

Labels: , ,

Share

Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure Chest
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.

  • I’ve got some ambivalent feelings when it comes to various “best books” lists (and arguments about them). So I appreciated Laura Miller’s Salon column on “the absurdity of these dumb ‘my “great books” list is better than yours’ debates.”
  • “It’s perfectly in keeping with being a writer—even a ‘literary’ writer—to want to be paid.” Over on The Review Review, Allison K. Williams pleads for literary magazines to be open and up-front about whether they pay their writers. (On a related note: I would plead for those compiling newsletters/lists that feature litmag calls to do the same with the information that they share–is the opportunity that you are sharing one that pays, or not? Does it charge an entry fee, or not? Please don’t make me click through to each and every listing and to its guidelines page to find this information out for myself each and every time.)
  • Useful: “GLAAD responds to Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner, releases updated tip sheet for journalists.” (via Boing Boing)
  • Next week brings the release date for Jessamyn Hope’s gorgeous debut novel Safekeeping. (I’m proud to be part of the team at Fig Tree Books that’s helping the book reach all of you readers!) Over on the Writer’s Digest/Guide to Literary Agents blog, Jessamyn recently shared “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far.” (Look for her also in the “Breaking In” column in the July/August print issue of Writer’s Digest.)
  • Finally, for some reliably wry literary humor: Over on the Ploughshares blog, Rebecca Makkai wonders, “Was This Review Helpful to You?”
  • Have a wonderful weekend.

    Labels: , ,

    Share

    Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees. Paying Gigs.

    dollar-sign-mdMonday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). Continue reading ›

    Labels: , , , , , ,

    Share

    Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees. Paying Gigs.

    dollar-sign-mdMonday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). Continue reading ›

    Labels: , , , , , , , ,

    Share

    Friday Finds for Writers

    Treasure Chest
    Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›

    Labels: , ,

    Share