1) For those as impressed by Brett Jocelyn Epstein's "Wise Words for Freelancers" as I was, Brett has still more helpful hints to share in "Writing Good Letters of Inquiry: Advice for Freelancers." Brett has a knack for providing advice applicable not only to the translators who might naturally flock to her Brave New Words blog, but to all of us freelancers.
2) Interested in pitching GOOD magazine? Read this first.
3) Attention, writers in New York State! The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts has announced the 2007 categories for its Artist Grants program. This year, applications are welcome in painting; fiction; biography, autobiography, or memoir; and printmaking. Grants of $5,000 are open to artists residing in central and western New York counties. Application deadline is January 15, 2007.
4) Click here for an article on poet Seamus Heaney, in the current Harvard Magazine.