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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Electric Literature has launched a new biweekly series, as part of its ‘Read More Women’ campaign….In each installment, an author will discuss ‘five books by women and non-binary writers that have been important to them.'” (via Publishers Weekly)
  • Speaking of Publishers Weekly, they’ve just issued another call for information. This time, their focus is Christian fiction. “Needed: Info on forthcoming adult Christian fiction titles being published from August 2018 to August 2019 (new titles only please, no reprints). Include a description of each title and an author bio, pub month, marketing/promo plans, and company contacts for interview. Comments on trends, shifts in the market, the health of the category, etc. are welcome, as are sales numbers for authors.” Email pitches as directed by August 2.
  • Author-platform advice especially (but not only) for academics. By Devoney Looser for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Because I, too, have affection for the semicolon, I commend to you Adam O’Fallon Price’s “On Semicolons and the Rules of Writing” over on The Millions (with thanks to Harvey Freedenberg for the tip.)
  • And you’ll find a fresh set of #JewLit links over on the My Machberet blog.
  • Have a great weekend!

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