Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Via Publishers Weekly: “Poet Meghan O’Rourke has been named the next editor of the Yale Review, succeeding acting editor Harold Augenbraum on July 1 of next year, the 200th anniversary of the journal’s founding. O’Rourke will also teach a new course on the art of editing at Yale.”
  • Fans of writing & publishing guru Jane Friedman in particular will want to mark their calendars for an upcoming #ArtistHotline Twitter chat organized by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). It’s happening next Tuesday, December 19. (Jane will be among the participants headlining a “Freelancer Survival Tips” segment from 1pm to 3pm [Eastern], but you’ll find that’s just part of what’s on tap.)
  • “What are the best book *reviews* you read (or wrote!) this year?” @adamm0rgan wants to know (and, to be honest, so do I!).
  • I liked this assortment of book-launch ideas so much that I immediately passed it along to clients with 2019 titles forthcoming. As I told them, not everything listed there is likely to resonate/make sense for everyone. But chances are that a couple of them will appeal.
  • And I hope that you’ll take some time to check out the My Machberet blog, where you’ll find a fresh set of Jewish literary links—including an essay about editorial rejection (and non-response) as revealed in archival Yiddish literary materials—and as experienced more recently.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.