Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • #PubforPR is a group of authors, editors, and literary agents that have come together to create an auction to benefit Puerto Rico’s relief efforts after hurricane María. All proceeds will go directly to Unidos por Puerto Rico and ConPRmetidos, two carefully vetted local charity organizations.” Auction opens for bids on October 2; auction items include signed copies of books by Roxane Gay, a query-letter critique and phone call with literary agent Jenny Bent, and more.
  • New addition to the blogroll here: Emilia Phillips’s creative writing teaching blog, replete with exercises.
  • (More) great advice from Jane Friedman: “Go Local: Marketing Books to Targeted Communities.”
  • There’s a new issue of The Practicing Writer coming! (But atypically, it will go out on the first day of the month rather that the last day of the preceding month; normally, the October issue would post on September 30, but since September 30 will be Yom Kippur this year, we’ll wait until October 1 instead.) Thanks for your patience—and in the meantime, please enjoy this “teaser”/bonus Q&A material with author Sophfronia Scott (who is featured with a proper introduction in the October issue). Focus of this Q&A sampling: working on a novel as an MFA student.
  • And of course, you’ll find more end-of-week links—primarily of the Jewish-lit variety–over on My Machberet.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.

    2 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

    1. Judith says:

      “Voices from the Vietnam War are still relevant”

      Erika, I read your article. It’s thoughtfully done and the subject is interesting. I wonder if you’d do a series of interviews of Jewish soldiers who served?

      Gmar Chasima Tova, and an easy fast.


      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thanks, Judith. That’s a wonderful idea. I hope an editor who can commission such pieces will pursue it. And a meaningful holiday/fast to you, too.

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