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.

  • In The New York Times, Alexandra Alter and Elizabeth A. Harris report on some major changes in publishing—including significant leadership hires.
  • In which Pete Croatto shares ways in which he has “tried to spread writerly karma” during his career as a freelancer (and I find relevance even beyond nonfiction freelancing). Let’s all help each other!
  • “Time to finally finish Proust, read poetry, make things, learn a language, focus, concentrate. So many opportunities present themselves. What have I done with this rare chance to be with my thoughts, to start or develop or complete new projects, to learn new things? Most of all, what have I been writing?” That last question! Let’s just say that much of this piece by Amy Sackville resonates.
  • Jeannine Hall Gailey is bringing back the online #PoetParty on Twitter, and we’re all invited: 6 PM Pacific time, Sunday, July 19. Use the hashtag #poetparty. Says Jeannine: Bring “submission calls, questions, even complaints.”
  • And of course, there’s a new batch of Jewish-lit links posted over on the My Machberet blog (including, this week, multiple job listings).

Have a great weekend!

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