Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Over on the Grub Writes blog, Crystal King explains what Facebook’s recent changes mean for authors.
  • “The California-based Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has released a round of nine criteria for reputable operation of a ‘hybrid publisher.’ The intent is to draw a line between ‘partner publishing’ and vanity publishing.” Publishing Perspectives has the story (and the criteria list).
  • As a fan of My Ántonia (which I really should read again—it has been too long), I am happy to have encountered Jane Smiley’s “Willa Cather, Pioneer,” on the blog of The Paris Review‘s website.
  • I’m not among the masses who will be migrating to #AWP18 next, but if I were going to be there, I’d be sure to stop by Booth #1733 for a #saferLIT sticker. Read all about this new campaign on the VIDA site.
  • And remember: If it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh set of #JewLit links over on My Machberet. (And you’ll find a bit about #AWP18 over there, too.)
  • Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.