Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Making the rounds this week—maybe because it resonates with many freelancers’ experiences?—Riane Konc’s McSweeney’s piece titled “Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money,’ Expanded for Freelancers.” (Yes, it resonated with this freelancer, too!)
  • I ran a quick poll this week to gauge people’s reactions to encountering those automated “My week on Twitter” posts that display another account’s latest stats: mentions, likes, RTs, etc. Spoiler: According to my sample, no one enjoys running across those posts. So if you’re sharing those data, well—perhaps you’ll reconsider the practice.
  • “A new author enters the Library of America series this month with the publication of Ann Petry: The Street, The Narrows, which restores one of the foremost African American writers of the past century to her rightful place in literary culture.” So notes the Library of America’s own website, in an introduction to an interview with volume editor Farah Jasmine Griffin (thanks to @VIDA_Lit for the lead).
  • I’m not even caught up on the podcasts I already subscribe to, but I can’t resist bookmarking this thread of specifically literary podcasts recommended in response to a query from Kenyon Review. (And with this post, I’m finally going to begin a tag for “podcasts,” because I know I refer to them a lot.)
  • And of course, there’s a new set of Jewish-lit links on the My Machberet blog.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.