There are a handful of regular newsletters that land in my inbox and actually feel like a real treat to receive. They help me with my creative pursuits and ventures, keep me in the know, and best of all, delight me. Here are a few that I'm digging right now...
Why you'll want it in your inbox: for Ann, a freelance journalist who writes about gender, media, technology, and culture
Frequency: weekly on Friday
My take: I love this one because of the content but also because I’m always looking for inspiration for my own newsletter—how do people model theirs? What sections to they include? Sponsored newsletters are a thing—Ann's spin on this is a cheeky section of ‘classifieds.' So clever. And, I actually look a them.
Why you'll want it in your inbox: From Pooja herself: "The Feminist Parent is a free, bi-monthly e-newsletter featuring links to original essays and child-rearing resources rooted in the feminist ideals of respect, equality, and social justice."
My take: This is exactly what I've been looking for. Reads for a thinking mama that aren't meant to incite, cause unnecessary worry, or play on the idea of the mommy wars.
DAVE PELL'S NEXT DRAFT
Why you'll want it in your inbox: for news
Frequency: mostly daily during the week
My take: My news consumption wanes in and out depending on my workload (and frankly, my mood). But Next Draft is really good. It's "the day's most fascinating news from Dave Pell," where "there is no algorithm"— he is the algorithm. His daily newsletter keeps me afloat with an idea of what on earth is happening on this earth of ours.
Cheryl Klein's newsletter
Why you'll want it in your inbox: for the advice, from a real New York literary agent of children's literature and YA. And for the cats.
My take: I adore Cheryl's book The Magic Words and sought her out after devouring it. I love finding an author (and in her case, author / agent) who writes a good newsletter. It's a built-in, insider track for access to what they'er writing and thinking about.
Ryan Holiday's Reading list
Why you'll want it in your inbox: If you're a librarian, or a bibliophile, or a lover of lists of books, you will enjoy a peek at Ryan's nightstand.
Frequency: whenever he writes them
My take: I'm not always aligned with his interests in subject-matter but I'm endlessly curious to understand how writers read.
Why you'll want it in your inbox: according to Nishat herself: "Every week, Talk Story highlights a few journalistic and literary gems, and features interviews with dynamic women who rule."
My take: For the women of color entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders that are featured in the original interview included in each issue.
LENA DUNHAM'S AND JENNY KONNER'S LENNY LETTERS
Why you'll want it in your inbox: because you're a feminist and you also know what the word means.
Frequency: a couple times a week, I think
My take: I feel like I'm 13 (in the best way possible) and digging into the latest issue of Sassy magazine.