This week brought the publication of Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer, Random House’s copy chief. I pre-ordered a copy, but if you want to sample what’s within, you’ll find an excerpt over on Literary Hub.
Yes, I’m still sending my poetry collection to “traditional” publishers and contests. But I haven’t ruled out self-publishing. So I’m bookmarking this set of “case studies in self-publishing that offers independent authors advice, warnings, encouragement, and inspiration” from Poets & Writers and Debra W. Englander.
On a related note: “It’s manuscript submission time, which for me, means figuring how much I can afford to spend this year on contest and reading fees. So this seems like a good opportunity to talk about poetry books and money, especially for people new to this game.” Insights from Grant Clauser.
Especially since I’ve been listening to U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith’s new podcast (you remember that from last week’s “finds,” right?), this “work diary” covering a week in Smith’s life caught my interest. (Yes, it includes time devoted to podcast prep!)
And of course, there’s a new set of Jewish-lit links on the My Machberet blog.
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
Have a wonderful, WARM(er) weekend.