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Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers, Feb. 3, 2012 Edition


 ►Resource maven Erika Dreifus has done it again – this time, with a valuable post listing and linking to many good venues for submitting flash nonfiction and micro essays.

►And while we're on that subject, here's a terrific interview at the River Teeth blog, with Dinty Moore (editor of Brevity), on writing those short nonfiction pieces.

► What would you have done if you were the editor of the Penn Stater alumni magazine last fall? The UMagazinology blog, which covers the world of university magazines, spoke to editor Tina Hay, about how responding to the most significant crisis in the university's history. It was heartening, in its small way, to read that as Hay planned major, no-holds-barred coverage, "at no time in the process did anyone tell us, ‘Hey, you can’t do this.'"

►The New Jersey chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrations will hold a conference this June in Princeton. You can keep up with a lot of other children's publishing news (inside NJ and beyond) at Kathleen Temean's blog.

►Once a month, NPR is inviting a different poet into the newsroom for a day, to be capped off by an original poem inspired by what is seen, heard, felt. Tracy K. Smith was first up as a newspoet.

►A literary agent's slush-pile intern explains it all.

►The New York Times asks, will Barnes & Noble survive?

►This might seem elementary, but maybe not:  How to analyze a new edition of a "Best of American.." series, to improve your own submissions plans.

►Finally, my fellow list-makers and list-lovers, get thee to Lists of Note.  Most of the lists are not about writing (which makes them even more fun, odd, interesting), though this one, by Henry Miller, is.  (Hat tip: Marion Roach Smith)

Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

drew said...

Great stuff, as always, Lisa. Thanks!

I just discovered Lists of Note this week. Letters of Note is also very good: http://www.lettersofnote.com/

Erika D. said...

Thanks for linking to the flash nonfiction post, Lisa!