Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Via Publishers Weekly: how O, the Oprah Magazine comes up with its year-end “favorite books.”
  • Writing Residencies 101—that’s what I’m calling this installment of “The Blunt Instrument” over on the Electric Literature site (which isn’t new, but I happened to catch it [again?] on Twitter this week and thought that it was worth a mention.)
  • Happening soon (December 13) in New York: a free “Meet the Agents” event at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Writers’ Institute. Featuring Claire Anderson-Wheeler (Associate Agent, Regal Hoffmann & Associates), Julie Barer (Partner, The Book Group), Marya Spence (Literary Agent, Janklow & Nesbit Associates) and Anna Stein (Agent, ICM Partners).
  • How Lisa Romeo found her book’s publisher. (Hint: Last year’s AWP conference played a part.)
  • And don’t forget! If it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh batch of Jewish literary links over on the My Machberet blog.
  • Have a great weekend!