Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- Sandra Wendel explains “The Differences Between Line Editing, Copy Editing, and Proofreading.”
- Were you inspired by Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem? Find out which other poets presented poems at U.S. presidential inaugurations—and the presidents who selected them—in this piece by Robert Lee Brewer.
- Speaking of Amanda Gorman: “Viking Books for Young Readers announced late last week that it will publish on September 21, with a 150,000-copy first printing in hardcover, Gorman’s debut collection of poems for readers 14 and up, The Hill We Climb. The collection will include the poem Gorman recited during the inaugural ceremony, ‘The Hill We Climb.’ Her debut picture book, Change Sings, illustrated by Loren Long, will be published the same day.” In the same article, Publishers Weekly‘s Claire Kirch reports on a book deal for Brayden Harrington, 13, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention in August, too.
- Did you know that Jack London wrote a “visionary pandemic novel”? Jason Katz writes about it on the Ploughshares blog.
- And of course, you’ll find a fresh batch of Jewish-lit links posted today on the My Machberet blog.
Have a great weekend, everyone.