Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • A two-part series on planning/running writing retreats, curated by Allison K. Williams over on the Brevity blog.
  • Helpful hint for authors with books forthcoming—check with your publisher to make sure they’re aware of this call from Publishers Weekly: “Needed: Information on adult trade titles (new titles only, no reprints) being published in all general trade formats (hardcover, trade paper, mass market, e-book; for titles being published in multiple formats, please submit only one format) between Aug. 1, 2018, and Jan. 31, 2019.” Deadline is April 13. NB: “We will be doing a separate call for information for the fall 2018 children’s announcements issue.”
  • Via Tejal Rao/The New York Times: an extensive food-journalism overview featuring “a wave of small, sophisticated print magazines, produced on a shoestring by young editors with strong points of view and a passion for their subjects — from the subtleties of regional Thai home cooking to the intersection of food and queer culture.”
  • Free webinar alert (via The Writer magazine): “Currently there are over 7,000 magazines in the U.S. – and they all need content. Many of these publications are niche and trade magazines that you won’t find on the newsstand. Taught by accomplished freelance writer Kerrie Flanagan, this free webinar will cover why you should consider writing for these publications, how to find these different markets, how to approach them, and tips for increasing chances of success.” The event is happening on April 5; you’ll find more details on The Writer‘s website.
  • And remember: If it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh set of #JewLit links over on My Machberet.
  • Have a wonderful weekend. And best wishes for happy and meaningful holidays to all who may be observing.

    One last thing: Normally, the new newsletter issue would go out on the last day of the preceding month; the April newsletter would go out on Saturday, March 31. But this weekend, I plan to send out the April issue sometime on April 1 itself. (No joke!) Thanks for your patience.