Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Since 2013, Jane Friedman has been annually updating an informational chart about the key publishing paths. This week, she shared its latest iteration.
  • “The typical literary reading presents an obstacle course for many people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. From finding transportation and parking to staying up late to navigating stairs and chairs, every decision involves stress and difficulty. My recent essay collection, Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays From a Nervous System, deals with the twists and turns of living with chronic pain, and I knew that I needed to find ways to connect with people with chronic pain. I was surprised to find that an online reading was easy and fun, and I believe this is something other authors can easily do to extend their own audiences and make literary readings more accessible.” Terrific post from Sonya Huber on the Brevity blog.
  • “Testing news paywalls: Which are leaky, and which are airtight?” Ariel Stulberg investigated, and the results are detailed over on the Columbia Journalism Review site.
  • Speaking of paywalls: It looks as though I’ll find some limits to this weekend reading (there’s a limit to the number of articles one can access freely). But I do plan to peruse the online offerings from the latest issue of World Literature Today, with a major feature on “New Native Writing” guest-edited by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish.
  • And, if it’s Friday, there’s also a new set of Jewish-lit links over on the My Machberet blog.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.