Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure ChestWriting-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.

  • “Little has been written about Langston Hughes the anthologizer, his role as a shaper of African American culture as well as a maker of it.” Elizabeth Alexander’s research helps remedy that gap.
  • Tips for the cover letters that accompany your litmag submissions, courtesy of Ecotone‘s fiction editor.
  • John Fox “interprets” the meaning of litmag submission guidelines and policies (particularly those that pertain to fees).
  • Passing along this message recently received from Rosalie Morales Kearns: “Just wanted to let you know about the recently launched Lake House Collective, a group of feminist writers focusing on reviewing books by women authors–our small part in the larger project of literary good citizenship. The site is at” (Let’s hear it for #litcitizens!)
  • Looking for some guidance to assist your AWP planning? Look no further than this Ploughshares blog post. (Actually, you might look a little further; check out some additional advisory finds mentioned and linked in the latest newsletter from The Review Review and a specialized guide to nonfiction events over on the Brevity blog.)
  • Have a great weekend, all. See you back here on Monday.