First Draft Monthly Newsletter: January 2021
Latest episodes, news on some First Draft updates, playlists and more
Welcome to the new First Draft With Sarah Enni monthly newsletter! You may have noticed it looks a bit different. I’ve switched from MailChimp to SubStack, and folded the newsletters together so you now have two options:
📬 Continue getting the free monthly newsletter to keep up with the latest First Draft episodes and hear announcements about the podcast and Sarah Enni.
📬 Subscribe for $5 a month and get the weekly newsletter (formerly known as the Track Changes newsletter), which includes exclusive interviews, publishing industry analysis, essays on craft and creative living, news roundups and more. This is the best and easiest way to consistently support the podcast.
Why the change? Why not change?! It’s 2021 and I’m streamlining, getting rid of shit that doesn’t make sense anymore. Which includes…
🚫 Facebook! I won’t be there anymore. I love everyone who joined the First Draft Facebook Group, but I wrote an entire book about how queasy Facebook makes me feel. And over the last year I’ve shown myself that I simply won’t go there! I hate it!
So, this SubStack is going to be the best and easiest way to communicate with me. Reply to this email or subscribe to be invited to threads where I hope we can have some lively conversation this year.
Okay. Those are the big changes. I hope you’ll consider subscribing to the paid newsletter, but no matter what I’m so pleased that we’re all here. We made it through 2020 and for that I am forever grateful.
Read on for…
🏅Sharing gratitude for our sponsors!
🎧 Recent can't-miss First Draft episodes
📚 Check out a collection of books from this month's guests!
This month’s episodes were sponsored by Revision Season, the seven-week, virtual master class in novel revision led by award-winning author Elana K. Arnold. The Winter 2021 session runs January 17 – March 4, with Week Zero work arriving January 10. Check out more details about Revision Season at www.elanakarnold.com.
🎧 Recent First Draft Episodes
#283: Genres of Hustle With Dylan Meconis
#282: Making the Imagination Central With Matthew Burgess and Cátia Chien
Matthew Burgess and Cátia Chien, artist and illustrator respectively, of picture book The Bear and the Moon. Matthew is a poet, picture book author, and Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College. Catia is a visual artist, illustrator, and founder of A Thousand Worlds, a picture book directory that connects readers to beautiful picture books written and illustrated by BIPOC authors and illustrators.
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