Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “10 Things You Didn’t Know About How the NY Times Book Review Works,” according to Pamela Paul as distilled by Literary Hub.
  • A couple of audio recordings that I hope to listen to soon: a case study of an essay collection and a case study of a poetry collection, both recorded at the 2016 LWC}NYC — Literary Writers Conference and offered courtesy of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP).
  • “Because the stories in Heirlooms are inspired by family stories of WWII, immigration, and assimilation, I’m often asked why I wrote the collection as fiction.” So writes my friend Rachel Hall for The Story Prize’s blog. Read on for Rachel’s thoughtful response to that question.
  • “Outside the tenure track this is not a career.” From observations by writer John Warner regarding contingent teaching.
  • And, as always, there’s a fresh batch of Jewish literary links over on the My Machberet blog.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.