Around the Web: Bookish Nonprofits, the Carnegie Medal Shortlist, Lady Wroth, and Editing Advice
Hello again, readers! I hope you’ve all adjusted to the time change and that you’re ready for some bookish content from across the internet. This week, I’m sharing a list of bookish nonprofits, the Carnegie Medal shortlist announcement, a bit of literary history, and some guidance for editing your work.
Giving Tuesday is coming up quickly. If you feel like giving back to the reading community on November 30th, after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, check out Book Riot’s list of bookish nonprofits and consider donating.
The 2022 Carnegie Medal Shortlist
The American Library Association announced the six books shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction this week. 2022 marks the awards tenth year and all the finalists will be honored during the ALA conference in June.
The Secret Codes of Lady Wroth
Lady Mary Wroth is considered England’s first female writer of fiction. Smithsonian Magazine’s article on her books and the cipher she marked them with is a fascinating look at Renaissance nobility, for those interested in literary history.
Gut Instinct and Editing
Author Chelene Knight discusses listening to your gut when editing your work over on Open Book. You might want to bookmark this if you’re working on a NaNoWriMo project that’ll need to be edited in the coming months.