It’s Friday! That means links:
- The Boston Globe brings us the story of a Pulitzer-winning novelist who almost went unpublished. While we’re on the topic of Pulitzers, I also enjoyed this article from The Washington Post about what the prize won’t do for a reporter and the subjects of his work.
- Do tell-all memoirs really help heal? From Newsweek: Our era of (airing our) dirty laundry.
- Literary agent Jean Naggar writes at The Huffington Post about how the agent’s role in the publishing process is becoming increasingly editorial. (This post ran in early March, but it’s new to me.)
- Should you take a MediaBistro class? Writer abroad evaluates the classes she’s taken so far — personal essay writing, travel writing boot camp, from essay to memoir, and non-fiction book proposals — to help you decide whether it’s worth the investment.
- At Chuck Sambuchino’s blog, 10 questions you should ask literary agents before you sign.
- Two overlapping stories on technology startups: Awesome piece in New York Magazine about how startups are overthrowing old media, and The New York Times focuses a much-needed spotlight on the lack of women in the startup community.