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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.

Monday Markets & 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

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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.”

It’s incredible to me now that I didn’t know this, that there was once a time when I actually believed it was possible to love a child and not be profoundly, irreparably altered.

Source: Maribeth Fischer, “What We Cannot See” (Creative Nonfiction)

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Friday Finds for Writers

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

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

A Notable Reprint

I’m honored that Jewish Journal chose to re-publish my poem, “Questions for the Critics,” in last week’s edition, coinciding with Israel’s Independence Day.

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(Special thanks to Afshine Emrani, M.D., for taking this photo from the print issue and sharing it on Twitter!)

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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Sunday Sentence

By Demeester (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsIn 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.”

The City of Light is not plunged into darkness; the Seine is not a stream of tears.

Source: Seth Sherwood, “Onward in Paris as Spring Returns” (The New York Times)

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