Writing-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 http://lakehousecollective.wordpress.com/.” (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.