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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, book reviews, and updates regarding this practicing writer’s own work.

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Re: Submittable

Confession time. I already was aware of some of the Submittable-related truths/insights that Karen Craigo recently shared on her blog. But that doesn’t stop me from checking the status of my own submissions at least twice each day.

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Anyone else? Or am I alone in this nuttiness? 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.”

Of barley, one can say this: it is versatile.

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Source: Rachel Hall’s “La Poussette,” winner of the latest Lilith magazine short-fiction contest; “La Poussette” is part of Heirlooms, a collection of linked stories to be published in the fall by BkMk Press.

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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

Great Start to a New Class

Last week brought the first session (of three that I’ll be offering) in a seminar series titled “Telling Their Grandparents’ Stories: Writings by Grandchildren of Holocaust Refugees and Survivors.” Since the seminar is limited to members of the New York Society Library, I haven’t “advertised” it much.

The group that convened last week was really wonderful, and the conversation, which focused on fiction by Eduardo Halfon and Rachel Hall, went very well. (At least, that’s my opinion!)

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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