Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- “Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.” Which is tomorrow!
- Want to read a “deliriously wonderful publishing story”? Check Anne Trubek’s take on the success of Deesha Philyaw and her short-story collection, published by West Virginia University Press. (Scroll down to the midpoint of the newsletter for this story.)
- I loved this piece by Cathi Hanauer about rereading Judy Blume’s books—I’m a few years younger than Hanauer, but plenty in the piece resonated.
- “W.W. Norton has stopped shipping and promoting Blake Bailey’s biography of Philip Roth following allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against the author by a number of women. On Monday, Bailey’s literary agency, the Story Factory, dropped the author when those allegations first surfaced. Bailey has denied all allegations.” (Via Publishers Weekly)
- And of course, you’ll find a fresh set of Jewish lit links over on the My Machberet blog (including some timely info for anyone who might want to submit poetry to the Jewish Book Council).
Have a great weekend.