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.

  • Congratulations to poet Major Jackson, the new host for The Slowdown.
  • I’ve spent a lot of time this week thinking about C. Michael Curtis, longtime fiction editor at The Atlantic, and a source of encouragement for me as for so many other writers. He passed away last week. Although I’ve shared both elsewhere, if you haven’t caught them, I point you toward both The Atlantic‘s own fine tribute and Jane Roper’s writerly recollections.
  • I’ve also previously recommended Emily Stoddard’s Poetry Bulletin Substack, but this is something else I want to pause and mention again. The latest issue, out this week, contains Stoddard’s 2023 poetry publisher update (“data, deadlines, and a tool to track submissions”), plus “new insight on prizes, fee waivers, first book reading periods, and more.”
  • Somewhat belatedly, I’m starting to immerse myself on the impact of AI-generated writing, at least insofar as my teaching role is concerned. This week, for the first time, I’ve encountered a statement from a literary magazine (The Fabulist) on the subject. (If you’re aware of others, please share, in comments.)
  • And there’s lots to check out in the latest Jewish lit links on the My Machberet blog.

Wishing everyone a good weekend!

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