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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

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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

Tally_marks-Five-bar_Gate.svgTally Time!

My fellow Poetry Has Value bloggers and I sent in our May “stats” (re: submissions, acceptances, rejections, and so forth) and Jessica Piazza has posted them. I recommend that you read them all if you have the time–this month’s posts include some frank talk on submission fees, simultaneous submissions, and a number of other topics that we’ve all thought about. But if you’re in a hurry to read the discrete update from yours truly, you’ll find it right here. Continue reading ›

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

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So, last week, I shared some exciting poetry-publishing news. This week, I can point you to the suite of poems that Tablet took. (AND to a poem that someone else wrote in response!)

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Pretty amazing (to me, at any rate).

And Speaking of (Truly) Amazing

I don’t know about you, but after the horror of Sunday’s news, the couple of hours I spent watching the Tony Awards proved to be precious, inspiring time.

The highlight, I think, had to be Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acceptance speech for the award for Best Score. 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.”

That he’d picked the wrong kid.

Source: Rebecca Makkai, “The Power and Limitations of Victim-Impact Statements” (NewYorker.com)

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Friday Finds for Writers

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