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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • The subject of litmag submission fees seems to be a conversation topic again this week. See Lincoln Michel’s reflections (and suggestions) on Electric Literature. Then, you might revisit this post. And who knew about this (black)list of fee-charging litmags?
  • NewPages has launched what promises to be a nifty series of interviews with teachers of creative writing.
  • “What people mean when they shake their heads at ‘writing as therapy’ is only that they don’t want to read someone’s first or even fifth draft. They want art. You have to keep writing to get to what you can share.” Amen. This point, and others in Sonya Huber’s “Should You Share It With the World?”, extends and deepens some of what I was trying to get at in “Five Ways for Writers to Avoid Oversharing.” (Thanks to @RiverTeeth for sharing Sonya Huber’s post.)
  • Great essay by Patricia Park on the shift from working as a book publicist to writing and publishing a book of her own.
  • And from Christi Craig: considerations on the possibility that “more time to write can be just as daunting as no time to write.”
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.

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    1. Hi Erika, Thanks for all your continuing and great work supporting writers. Did you know that someone thinks you work for The Missouri Review? I get the Submishmash Weekly email with various opportunities, and in the one I received today, I read this line:

      The Missouri Review’s Erika Dreifus discusses five ways for writers to avoid oversharing.

      ‘Working’ for TMR might be news to you!



      • Hi, Paul. News to me, indeed (and to THE MISSOURI REVIEW!). To be fair, I have contributed some reviews in the past, but I’m by no means on the masthead (or payroll). Thanks for the info, and hope that everything’s going great with you.

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