Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- On the subject of blurbs: recent takes from The Biblioracle Recommends and Publishing Confidential.
- About Ed Ochester (1939-2023) and the University of Pittsburgh’s Poetry Series (via Shelf Awareness).
- Typically, I read each installment of Adam O’Fallon Price’s The William Trevor Reader (close readings of each story in Trevor’s Collected Stories) almost as soon as it lands. But this week, I’m waiting to read it, slowly, over the weekend. Why? Because it’s the final one.
- Some serious truth (and transparency) about poetry-book sales, from Sean Singer.
- And icymi: The September edition of The Practicing Writer 2.0 went out to subscribers yesterday. It’s packed with fee-free and paying opportunities (calls for submissions and contests/competitions) that you’ll want to check out, as well as some other worthy info.
Wishing everyone a good weekend—and for those in the U.S., a good holiday weekend!