A Conversation with Jennifer Croft
"Celebrate Women in Translation Month with a live conversation with translator and writer Jennifer Croft on the Paris Review Instagram! Croft is the author of Homesick and Serpientes y escaleras, and her translation of Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk's Flights won the Man Booker International Prize. Croft holds an M.F.A. in literary translation from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in comparative literary studies from Northwestern University. She will be joined by Paris Review engagement editor Rhian Sasseen."
WHERE: The Paris Review’s Instagram Live feed.
WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 2020. 7:00 PM EST-8:00 PM EST
Fiction and Long-form Journalism Publisher
"fast fiction driven by big ideas or larger-than-life real stories..."
NeoText, publisher of quality fiction and long‑form journalism launches.
Visit their website: https://neotextcorp.com/
Issue #24 of Ginosko Literary Journal
Issue #24 of Ginosko Literary Journal is now online.
Write a Short Story with Hannah Tinti
WHO: One Story co-founder, editor, and writer Hannah Tinti
"Through videos, PowerPoint presentations, online lectures, and message board discussions, I’ll lead you sentence by sentence, explaining each step along the way. At the end of the week, you’ll have a story with strong bones, ready to go wherever you want to take it."
WHEN: July 29, 2020 — August 4, 2020
PRICE: $90. Members and previous Write a Short Story students: $75
FOR MORE INFO, VISIT: https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=online_class
The Writer’s Summer School:
Learning to Love Revision
WHO: Editor Nicki Porter
The Writer magazine's second installment of their brand-new virtual learning series. Join Editor Nicki Porter as she walks writers through clear, concrete, actionable steps and suggestions that will help your stories reach their full potential.
WHEN: July 28, 2020, 2 p.m. EST
PRICE: FREE. Sponsored by ProWritingAid.
FOR MORE INFO, VISIT: https://www.writermag.com/resources/webinars/the-writers-summer-school-learning-to-love-revision/
LOC Awards Colson Whitehead Prize for Fiction
(from Publishers Weekly)
Underground Railroad author Colson Whitehead has been awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.
Read the full story at Publishers Weekly: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/83847-colson-whitehead-awarded-2020-library-of-congress-prize-for-american-fiction.html
E-book Pirate Site under Fire
(from Publishers Weekly)
Authors Guild, Amazon, and Penguin Random House have filed suit against a book piracy site based in Ukraine.
Read the full story at Publishers Weekly: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/copyright/article/83795-authors-guild-amazon-prh-file-suit-against-e-book-pirate-site.html
New Book Chronicles the History of Technology
Shift Happens: Essays on Technology
by Gene Wilburn & Marion Wilburn
Shift Happens is a collection of essays that chronicle the introduction and spread of technologies that have shifted and reshaped our lives during the past century.
With examples principally from North America, the authors review the impact of new technologies from the perspective of two individuals who have lived during this time of immense change.
Starting with the introduction of electricity and the rise of radio and TV, the book moves on to personal computers, the Internet, World Wide Web, streaming audio and video, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
The authors, Gene and Marion Wilburn, are retired information specialists whose careers included managing IT projects, and establishing websites for their institutions. Both authors have written extensively and taught courses on information technology. Shift Happens reflects their personal experiences with the technologies of our era.
Shift Happens: Essays on Technology (2020), available at http://genewilburn.com
What are Publishers Reading?
The Publishing Profile asks publishers to share their current reading lists.
AWP Conference Updates in Flux
The AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference might look different this year. See their website for information regarding events during COVID-19.
Nuts & Bolts
63 Grammar Rules for Writers
from Writer's Digest
Here are 63 grammar rules for writers to assist them with better writing skills. Each rule includes a quick breakdown and links to a post that goes into more detail with examples. This list will be updated with new rules as we add them to the site.