Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- Particularly on the heels of Short Story Month, Rebecca Makkai’s “Why You Aren’t Reading Short Stories, and Why You Should” is worth a read (and a share!).
- As the beginning of the piece makes clear, it couldn’t have been easy for Lainy Carslaw to write and publish “Red Flags for Writers: When Publishing Goes All Wrong,” but we should be grateful that she did (and that the Brevity blog has posted it.)
- In which, for Writer’s Digest, Emily Stoddard describes the journey to a debut poetry collection (and recommends useful resources to consult along the way).
- If book reviewing is part of your writing practice, you may wish to take note of the earlier-than-usual release of Publishers Weekly‘s fall 2023 announcements issue to gather info on forthcoming books for adults.
- And don’t miss the latest Jewish-lit links over on My Machberet.
You know what else you shouldn’t miss? The June newsletter (including 70+ fee-free and paying opportunities, another batch of subscriber success stories, a featured resource from Electric Literature, and more.)
Have a great weekend.