Writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
First, a quick apology: I messed up the settings for yesterday’s “Jewish Literary Links” post on My Machberet, so it ended up going out to Practicing Writing subscribers instead. I apologize for any confusion/inconvenience. Frankly, though, I wonder how I manage to avoid making that mistake more often (and, correspondingly,
sending My Machberet posts to Practicing Writing subscribers sending Practicing Writing posts to My Machberet subscribers—AARGH!).
- You’ll find ageism, a low-res MFA program, and much more in this essay by Geri Modell published by Roxane Gay’s The Audacity.
- “When Covid struck the Wolitzers, Meg and Hilma bonded by creating a book. Let them tell you about it.”
- Congrats to the litmags that have received the latest Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes. As Publishers Weekly reports, those three print magazines and two digital publications are “taking home a combined total of $144,000 in funding.” (Which makes me hope that just maybe they’ll all soon become both free-to-submit AND paying venues for the writing community.)
- Sometimes, “a passive verb makes the story.” (Tom Warhover for NiemanStoryboard.)
- And there is, indeed, a fresh set of Jewish lit links posted on the My Machberet blog—the first for the new Jewish year 5782!
Recognizing that this is likely to be a difficult weekend for many, my wish is for it to land gently.