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Practicing Writing

Welcome to Practicing Writing! Here you’ll find updates on writing and publishing opportunities (especially handy between issues of our popular monthly newsletter). You’ll discover ONLY opportunities that charge no fees, and ONLY publications/contests that will pay for your writing. The blog also shares writing-related news and resources and updates regarding this practicing writer’s own work.

Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure Chest
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

heirloomsHeirlooms Has Arrived!

One of this week’s highlights: the arrival of my pre-ordered copy of Heirlooms, the debut collection of linked stories by my friend Rachel Hall. This is a gorgeous book (yes, go ahead and judge this one by its cover!).

You’ll discover more about Heirlooms and its wonderful author in the October issue of The Practicing Writer, which should be going out in just a couple of days. (Rachel will be the featured Q&A participant.)

In the meantime, however, I recommend that you read this terrific interview, published on Saturday over on The Rumpus. Continue reading ›

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

dollar-sign-mdMonday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). Continue reading ›

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Sunday Sentence


In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

And, the bluing dusk,
the empty road
and the ice falling slow
could make the world blur.

Source, “After Death,” in Finding Fruit Among Thorns, poems by Christie Grimes.

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Friday Finds for Writers

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Tally Time!

The most recent updates (for August) have begun to be posted over on Poetry Has Value. As always, I encourage you to read all of the posts from my contributing bloggers.

But if you want to skip directly to my submission, you’ll find it right here. Continue reading ›

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