Finds for Writers

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Each week (typically Fridays), the Practicing Writing blog offers writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.

  • Small Press Distribution has shut down. The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) is holding an emergency meeting today (Friday) to address this.
  • “It’s finally happened. After days, weeks, months, or even years of waiting you finally see the email you’ve been dreaming of — an agent you’ve queried wants to offer you representation!” But then what do you do? Read Kasey LeBlanc’s “What to Do After Receiving an Offer of Representation: A Comprehensive Action Plan” on Writer Unboxed to find out.
  • What I can’t help noting within the Poetry Foundation’s “A Commitment to Clarity” statement (published this week): I’d have significantly more faith in their simultaneously expressed commitments (which are repeated in embedded pages/policies) against hate speech/racism if they were not, from the first paragraph, linking to vicious examples (and evidently trying to appease purveyors) of such.
  • A Q&A with Joanna Chen about her ‘Guernica’ essay on Israel and Palestine, its baffling retraction, and her plans to write a new essay about the experience.” From Michael Tomasky/The New Republic. (Cross-posted on My Machberet.)
  • And speaking of My Machberet: As usual, you’ll find a fresh set of Jewish Literary Links posted over there, too.

Quick reminder that the April issue of the The Practicing Writer 2.0 will go out to subscribers this weekend. (Never too late to subscribe!) And be sure you haven’t missed any of the still-open opportunities that you’ll find in the March edition (and in recent weekly supplements).

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