Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • You know what starts next week? Poetry Month! Helping to launch things: the NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival, April 3-5. (Check out the archived video from last year’s festival, too.)
  • One of the fall 2014 books I’m already super-excited for is my friend Sara Lippmann’s story collection Doll Palace. This week I discovered that you can preview it on the Dock Street Press website.
  • This week brought news of another fall 2014 title I’m likely to pay some attention to as well: “More than 75 years after the publication of the epic novel by Margaret Mitchell [Gone With the Wind], a prequel with Mammy at its center is set for release in October.” The book is titled Ruth’s Journey, and it is “the fictional telling of the life of one of the novel’s central characters, a house servant called Mammy who otherwise remains nameless.”
  • Over on the Brevity blog, there’s a guest post by Leslie Salas summarizing a panel from the most recent AWP conference that I, as a book reviewer, wish I could have attended myself: “All This and More: What Form of Creative Nonfiction is the Essay/Review?”.
  • And on Make a Living Writing there’s a case study of interest to freelancers: how one writer got her first national magazine article gig.
  • Happy weekend, everyone!