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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “Because of instructor resentment and fatigue (this is my final semester — despite a novel and a chapbook of poetry both relatively well received, my teaching contract has not been renewed), student writing will not exceed 15 pages.” From “An Adjunct Instructor’s Final Syllabus” by Julie Schumacher.
  • “A rejection story with a happy ending” from Laura Maylene Walter.
  • I think that I’ve mentioned on social media how much I’m enjoying a new podcast, The Slowdown, on social media, but I’m not sure that I’ve said so here. “Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry.” Each episode is just a few minutes long—not a major time investment, in case you consider yourself already over-subscribed where podcasts are concerned.
  • I confess to special interest in this Publishers Weekly profile of Macmillan’s new Celadon Books imprint because Celadon will be publishing my friend R.L. Maizes’s story collection in July (you can pre-order it now!). But even without that kind of connection, the article offers an intriguing lens into book publishing.
  • And in this week’s Jewish-lit links compilation on the My Machberet blog: award news, some current opportunities for writers of Jewish-themed work, and more.
  • Have a wonderful weekend.

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