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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Making the rounds: Nick Ripatrazone’s “Practical Art: On Teaching the Business of Creative Writing.”
  • Carol Tice suggests “7 Easy Jobs that Leave Your Days Free for Writing.” (I’ll admit that I don’t think they’re all so easy, but that may just be me.)
  • Dreaming of a byline in the NYT‘s Modern Love column? You’ll want to read this submission advice from column editor Dan Jones. (h/t Virginia C. [Claire] McGuire)
  • Are you guilty of any of these bookstore no-nos? (h/t @FayeRapoDesPres)
  • Portions of the September/October Poets & Writers issue are now online. (And, if by some chance you haven’t seen my mentions on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, my “After the MFA: Fantasy, Reality, and Lessons Learned” is part of the mix.
  • Happy weekend, everyone!

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    Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “We who love literature face an urgent crisis: a gruesome epidemic of articles worrying over the demise of literature, reading, English Departments, and apparently (along with them) culture, art, morality, humanity, and ALL KNOWLEDGE AND CIVILIZATION.” I’ll admit that I’ve wearied of reading those articles. But I enjoyed Tasha Golden’s Ploughshares blog post on “the problems with doomsday laments” themselves.
  • Speaking of we who love literature: David Abrams is one of our literary culture’s great heroes. The latest example of his goodliness: the new edition of his Front Porch Books column, “a monthly tally of books–mainly advance review copies (aka “uncorrected proofs” and “galleys”)” that have made their way to his Kindle–and the pile of packages on his front porch.
  • It may sound silly or self-evident, but, as The Renegade Writer cautions us, “If You Don’t Read Magazines, Don’t Try to Write for Them.”
  • “In Praise of Vacation Time.” I think we can all use this reminder.
  • And on a somber note: I’ve spent a lot of time this weekend thinking about and grieving for Robin Williams. I’ve also been prompted to revisit William Styron’s seminal Darkness Visible, which you can find in its magazine form on the Vanity Fair website.
  • Have a good weekend, everyone.

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    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 ›

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    Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • The New Yorker reports on Ansel Elkins’s hotel stay as winner of a residency awarded by Paris Review and the Standard East Village.
  • Good news for those who know Nantucket (or who think they do): There’s a Goodreads giveaway under way for John Vanderslice’s wonderful story collection, Island Fog. (I’ve had the opportunity to read the book in e-galley form, and it’s one I highly recommend.)
  • Author Mark Rubinstein’s post about reader-generated book reviews brought to mind Rebecca Klempner’s recent essay for Tablet. You’ll find ethical issues embedded in both pieces.
  • Saul Bellow’s Herzog was published 50 years ago. Andrew Furman recently revisited the novel (along with his students). Much to his surprise, he discovered a new perspective on Bellow and his book.
  • Adam Kirsch and Francine Prose reveal their favorite out-of-print books. What’s yours?
  • Happy weekend, everyone.

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    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 ›

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