Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
No-nonsense advice from “Margie” at Behind the Margins: “Wanna Quit Your Day Job? Economic Realities 101.”
“We call them Summer Submission Parties.” So begins Risa Polansky Shiman’s post for the Brevity blog.
“More than 20 unpublished poems by the late Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, most of them taking up romantic themes, have been discovered in boxes of his papers in Chile and will be published in Latin America and Spain in 2014 and 2015, according to reports from Spain.” No news yet about English translations.
D.G. Myers, for Books & Culture: “Perhaps the best examples ["of provocative and satisfying religious fiction"] are the work of two young Catholic novelists still in their thirties—William Giraldi and Christopher Beha.” (And then, a more personal essay by Myers on Good Letters, the blog of the journal Image.)
Finally, as a member of the Sara Lippmann Fan Club, I must point you to this new interview with Sara, which, as a bonus, presents the title story from her forthcoming collection, Doll Palace.
Monday 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 ›
So, this past week I spent a few days in glorious, warm Turks & Caicos.
Anyone who travels with young children–especially young children who don’t exactly embrace hotel “kiddie programs” or day camps–knows that these trips aren’t always 100 percent vacations. But we all had a wonderful time. AND I managed to squeeze in a fair amount of reading. Including:
The Paris Review‘s spring 2014 issue. I especially enjoyed the interviews with Adam Phillips and Matthew Weiner.
Creative Nonfiction‘s spring 2014 issue, with a standout piece by Wendy Rawlings.
The forthcoming translation (by Jeffrey M. Green) of Aharon Appelfeld’s Suddenly, Love (Schocken Books). (Actually, this was my second reading of the galley, in preparation for a review that I’m working on this week.)
A digital ARC of Nora Gold’s novel Fields of Exile (Dundurn), coming in May. You’ll be hearing more about this novel–which is being described as the first novel “about” anti-Israelism in contemporary academe–in the not-so-distant future, too. (For starters, I’m planning to run a Q&A with Nora at some point on My Machberet.)
I hope that you’ve all had a good week, too!
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›