Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- “Sometimes we’re writing for money. Sometimes we aren’t. Journal editors, please give us the dignity of trusting our choice—and the honesty of making your policy clear.” Amen, and thank you, Allison K. Williams.
- Admittedly, most of us aren’t exactly hurrying to make new plans to attend big gatherings at the moment—but I’m guessing that Charu Suri began researching this piece on “The Literary Festivals to Hit This Year, from Brooklyn to Singapore” for The New York Times.
- Through tomorrow (March 7), you can access a free e-copy of my friend Sage Cohen’s wonderful Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry. (As acknowledged in Birthright, Sage is also my teacher, and so I’ll note as well that especially if you like the book, you may want to check out Sage’s upcoming National-Poetry-Month-timed online class.)
- I’m aiming to spend some time in the not-too-distant future with this Colorado Review podcast episode about book reviews.
- And there’s a new batch of Jewish lit links up (including some other intended listening of mine) on the My Machberet blog.
Have a great weekend. (And if you’re one of the writers enrolled in tomorrow’s book-publicity seminar at Grub Street, I’ll see you soon!)