If you’re anything like me, you’re still searching for where the first half of 2022 disappeared! But it’s been busy in the world, with you-know-what still raging and cases rising in India, an overturning of the right to abortion in the US, and floods drowning more than a hundred people in the Northeastern state of Assam in India.
In some positive news, yesterday 26th June marked the 25th anniversary of the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Here’s a video celebrating this landmark milestone!
But not to worry, I’ve got you covered on the writing front.
A number of opportunities are still open as per The Practicing Writer 2.0: June 2022 (substack.com). before the end of this week, the July edition will be out, so keep an eye on it!
Flash Fiction Magazine shared a fabulous article on How to Tighten Sentences Without Losing Your Voice
A newsletter worth subscribing to: CRAFT TALK by Jami Attenberg over at Substack
I’m still trying out a few prompts here and there from the 1000 Words of Summer, but here’s an idea of how it all started: 1000 Words of Summer: How an Accountability Project Opened Up My Writing Life | Poets & Writers, and another one here: Fiction, memoirs, poems spring from 1,000-word challenge
WSJ reports on how Young People Discover Hot New Writer—Agatha Christie
Long but worth reading and makes a lot of sense, over at Literary Hub: If They Want to Be Published, Literary Writers Can’t Be Honest About Money
Sounds scary to think about it, but it exists – The New Poem-Making Machinery at The New Yorker
That’s all I have this week! If you have any useful articles or calls for submissions to share, please drop a link in the comments below!