I thought some of you literary-type folks might be interested to know how I [attempt to] keep my finger on the pulse of the reading, writing, and publishing world.
I subscribe to the following e-newsletters:
Publisher’s Weekly Daily Newsletter
Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf
Publisher’s Weekly Tip Sheet
Shelf Awareness Pro
Shelf Awareness for Readers
Goodreads YA Newsletter*
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I use Google Alerts for my favorite authors as well as topics like “YA publishing.”
I follow 98 different blogs (including over 70 related to reading and writing) and manage to do so through Bloglovin.
I follow authors, editors, agents, and reviewers on Twitter.
I also subscribe to Writer’s Digest, though I’m not always the best at sitting down and going through the magazine. An issue arrived in the mail today, though, and I sat down and scoured it thoroughly. It had a great feature about literary magazines and what their editors are looking for.
I attend writing conferences when I’m able.
I have a Ticketmaster account with my “favorites” listed, so that I’ll get an email if they are coming to town. I also get an e-newsletter from the local theatre venues in the Twin Cities so that I’m aware if any of my favorite writers are scheduled to speak or read in Minneapolis or St. Paul.
Does this seem wildly unmanageable? It’s actually not (most days)– and yet it helps me stay in touch with my literary world! Hope this helps!
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