The Household Tips of the Great Writers, an Infographic on How Books Get Made, and More

Jenny Xie

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:

In light of Facebook’s market debut, Longreads has compiled a list of long-form magazine and newspaper stories about the social media giant.  

Weldon Owen Publishing offers a “heartwarming, only slightly messy, and roughly 74 percent accurate” infographic of how a book is born

Marilynne Robinson speaks with the Guardian Books Podcast about her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gilead, writing about religion, and her views on gay marriage.

How would Dostoevsky tile a bathroom? What goes into tarragon eggs á la Jane Austen? Parodist Mark Crick’s The Household Tips of the Great Writers dispenses household advice in the voices of literary icons. (The Atlantic)

After a two-year hiatus, Circumference: Poetry in Translation has relaunched, with Elizabeth Clark Wessel and Iris Cushing as its new editors. (Harriet)

The New York Shakespeare Exchange has reached its online fundraising goal via Kickstarter for their Sonnet Project—a year-long video and theater project in which 154 actors will perform 154 Shakespearean sonnets in 154 iconic New York City locations. (NPR)

Author and comic book writer Neil Gaiman shares his “secret freelancer knowledge” in a commencement address: “People will tolerate how unpleasant you are if your work is good and you deliver it on time.” (MediaBistro)