Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • In Publishers Weekly: “a new generation of African-American book publishing professionals share their thoughts on the state of the industry.”
  • Tips on seeking a literary agent—and referrals to literary agents—from Allison K. Williams.
  • I learned a lot—including some language pointers—from “Wake of History: On Coming to Poetry & Fighting for Indigenous Justice,” an AWP Writer’s Notebook essay by Joy Harjo.
  • I don’t think that one needs to be married to be amused by John Kenney’s “Love Poems for Married People” in The New Yorker. (And if you read the author’s note, you discover that there’s an entire book of these poems forthcoming!)
  • And from yours truly: some thoughts on being a Jewish American writer in 2018. (This one is cross-posted over on the My Machberet blog, where you’ll find a fresh set of Jewish literary links shared today.)
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.