The Wednesday Web Browser for Writers

  • Eavesdrop on an intense discussion among litmag folks concerning the practice of charging fees for online submissions.
  • Sometime over the past couple of days, I was clued into the redesign of the Welcome Table Press website. So I clicked over to take a look. Among the finds there: the text of Jerald Walker’s superb essay, “The Suspension of Belief: On Being a Practitioner & a Teacher of the Essay in the Age of Skepticism.” I recall being enraptured by Walker’s presentation at the first Welcome Table Press symposium on the essay in April 2010, and I’m so glad to have the essay in pdf.
  • One fiction writer nears her MFA graduation. Check out her thesis–and reflections thereon.
  • Thinking about making the switch to freelancing? Do the math.
  • Quick profile of Amina Gautier, author of the new, Flannery O’Connor award-winning story collection, At Risk. (I’ve been looking forward to this book–I was awed by a story of Gautier’s that I read a few years ago in The Chattahoochee Review. (h/t @Dolen)
  • Also TBR: Don DeLillo’s new story collection, The Angel Esmerelda. (h/t @davidbcrowley)
  • Some thoughtful ideas on “Diversionary Tactics, or How to Lose Your Readers.”
  • Last, but not least: the November Jewish Book Carnival is online, replete with links to news, reviews, and interviews featuring Jewish books & authors.
  • 3 thoughts on “The Wednesday Web Browser for Writers

    1. Thanks for the mention of my ‘do the math’ post. That DID inspire some lively discussion.

    2. Sarah says:

      Thanks for linking to my blog. I’m excited about the two story collections you mentioned: At Risk and The Angel Esmerelda. I love that one’s from an “emerging writer” and the other’s from a writer who’s been around forever but never published a collection of his stories before (if I did my research correctly). Both look really good.

    3. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you for the comments, ladies. And yes, Sarah, I believe that you’ve done your research correctly!

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