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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.

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

A Title Is Chosen

Many thanks to the three of you who chimed in here.

I was inclined to agree with you: “The Nameless” was the first draft’s title, but I was already moving toward “The Unnamed” when I posted the poll. Glad that you agreed!

Now, to get the poem submitted, placed, and published!

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying listings of competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
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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.”

What good are arguments at all?

Source: Okla Elliott’s “The Idiot’s Faith,” presented in a memorial post to Mr. Elliott on As It Ought To Be.

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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

Breakfast Meeting: Reinventing the Book Club

I’m just back from my first visit to the impressive LMHQ event space, where I was able to watch two lit-world stars in conversation. (Bonus: The event was on Facebook Live, and you can catch the video here.) Continue reading ›

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying listings of competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
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