Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • A few submission questions–especially for nonfiction/essay writers–answered by Michelle Seaton.
  • Kelly James-Enger reveals “10 Reasons Why Your Pitch Got Rejected.” (Wish that I’d had this post to share with the students in my freelancing seminars last week.)
  • Robert Lee Brewer shares his experience securing blurbs for his new poetry collection.
  • “The men couldn’t fight back against being prisoners—but they could take on perceived abuse by a writer’s imagination.” So writes Carol Muske-Dukes in an extraordinary post on John Cheever’s visit to the Ossining Correctional Facility (“Sing Sing”).
  • One of my favorite reading series is Sunday Salon NYC. Even if I weren’t a past participant and didn’t have a piece in the latest issue of the complementary SalonZine, I’d point you to the online offerings that Nita Noveno and Sara Lippmann have assembled. Check out their introduction to the “Shaken” issue.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone!