Finds for Writers

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Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.

Yes, these are atypical times. But I’m trying to keep this (largely) a typical Friday post.

  • Useful tips for anyone pitching blogs (aimed to freelancers, but I’d say they’re applicable for book-promo purposes, too).
  • Yes, at this point, it seems as though anything AWP-related is probably a million years old—but sometime after I posted last week’s finds I caught Alison Stine’s compelling piece on “The Problem of Money and Access at AWP,” and it seemed worth sharing.
  • ICYMI: I posted the text of my remarks from last week’s NeMLA panel on “Narrative Poetry: Contemporary Poets Summoning Stories” right here on Practicing Writing. (Scroll down to “Midweek Note” #2.)
  • As a number of my own events have been canceled, and I’ve watched lots of acquaintances announce that they’ll be teaching via distance-learning for the remainder of the semester, it has occurred to me to offer the possibility of virtual “author visits” to relevant “classrooms.” Check this post (with some bonus info re: online teaching subsequently threaded) for more info.
  • And you’ll find a new batch of Jewish-lit links posted on the My Machberet blog.

Have a good, safe, healthy weekend, everyone.

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