Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Fans of Rebecca Makkai (I am most certainly one!) will be happy to discover a new contribution on the Ploughshares blog: “Student Response Letter #7,352.”
  • And fans of Dinty W. Moore (again, count me in!) will be especially pleased to find this Writer magazine interview in which Dinty “talks about his unconventional, superstitious, comic, mindful and messy approach to teaching and practicing craft.”
  • If you’re an author who has relied on Goodreads giveaways in the past (or may be contemplating some for the future), you’ll want to learn about a new feature for the giveaway program. (via Publishers Weekly)
  • Much to consider in Sejal Shah’s “Trauma Privilege” essay for the Kenyon Review blog.
  • Finally: May is #ShortStoryMonth. And Fiction Writers Review, for one, is celebrating.
  • Happy weekend, everyone!