Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Wednesday Web Browser

Recommended reading: Allegra Goodman's excellent short story in this week's New Yorker and the accompanying Book Bench Q&A. (I'm wondering if other readers will find the story as sad as I do. I know that part of my emotional reaction is some kind of nostalgia wave for Cambridge, Mass., where the story is set, but still....)
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Scott McLemee interviews Weber Studies editor Michael Wutz on how the journal is "doing more with less."
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What are your favorite "sexy" literary selections? Gina Barreca wants to know.
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21 Things for Authors to Tweet About On Twitter (speaking of, you can find me at @erikadreifus).
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I hated rankings back when I was in high school and our GPAs seemed to determine our futures, and rankings of any kind still make me squeamish. But you should probably take a look at this "tiered" list of literary journals. Just be sure to pay attention to all of the qualifying comments/caveats.
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Don't forget! You have until 12:01 a.m. (U.S. Eastern) on Sunday, May 2, to sign up for our poetry book giveaway.

4 comments:

Barbara Krasner said...

Erika,
Thanks for the link to the literary magazine rankings. Seems like I sold my first short story to a magazine far beyond the fifth tier...
Barbara

b.mousli said...

I subscribe to Book Bench as well and discovered Allegra Goodman, and her short stories... Quite interesting. Like you I found it sad, but loved the precised, quasi-surgical way she writes. I ordered one of her first volume of shorts.
thanks for the blog!

Erika D. said...

Barbara, join the club of those who have published in "tier-less" journals! And b. mousli, I agree: "Quasi-surgical" is a great description of that story's style.

Dana Lynn Smith said...

Erika, I am glad to discover your blog and I will share it with my followers. Thanks for linking to my article, 21 Things for Authors to Tweet About.
Dana