Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
Beautiful essay by Daniel Nester on the influence of poet Philip Levine.
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Ethan Gilsdorf: “Schmoozing: It’s the dirty secret that makes the writing world go ’round. This skill is especially key to freelance writing, but really it’s what connects the movers and shakers and wannabes that make up writing’s major genres — fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting.”
Michael Nye on the waiting-game part of litmag submissions/publication. Related topic: Jessica Bell takes us behind-the-scenes at a literary journal (hers).
On the Ruminate magazine blog: reflections on perseverance, from one of the magazine’s contest winners. (via Jessica Wilbanks)
Have a great weekend, everyone!