On the Grub Daily blog: Aine Greaney’s “5 Ways to Vet a Publication.”
One of the most striking–and sobering–pieces I read this week is William McPherson’s essay about his poverty in The Hedgehog Review. Check the bio note: “William McPherson, a novelist, critic, and journalist, was the editor of the Washington Post Book World and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. His first novel, Testing the Current, was recently republished by New York Review Books Classics.”
The New Yorker‘s recent season of making all site content paywall-free has ended. As the editors explained in a letter published in this week’s issue, henceforth non-subscribers “get to read six stories each calendar month—from the current issue, from an issue published five years ago, or from a blog updated ten minutes ago. If you want to make the ‘wall’ go away and read a seventh, you’ll have to subscribe.” (For another paywall-related item, see Rebecca Solnit’s much-read Facebook post.)
On my weekend reading agenda: catching up with “a week-long discussion on diversity in literature” over on Tahoma Literary Review‘s site. (via @gooddirt)
And this is probably my very favorite literary tweet/story of the week. “@xanalter After covering the National Book Awards last night, I ran into fiction winner Phil Klay on the F train this morning. http://nyti.ms/1xuYZBi“
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
Have a great weekend, everyone!