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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.

Friday Finds for Writers

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Wednesday’s WiP

I’ll be honest: I haven’t spent much time on my own writing practice this week. Yes, I’ve jotted down some notes for a new essay, and I’ve received yet additional rejections for submitted work, and I’ve continued attending the excellent fiction workshop I’ve been mentioning here. But things have been very busy at my “day job” with Fig Tree Books, and that’s where most of my attention is focused.

One of the projects that reached completion this past week was FTB’s hosting of the November Jewish Book Carnival. I am very happy to have connected FTB with this terrific project of the Association of Jewish Libraries (please click over to the post for a full explanation). I’m especially glad that FTB is hosting at this time, because now that we are in the month before Hanukkah, we are celebrating Jewish Book Month. And as the days tick down to the holiday, I’ve thought of eight easy ways–one for each of the days/nights of the Hanukkah observance–by which any of you who appreciate the resources of this blog, the website, and The Practicing Writer newsletter can provide me with meaningful “gifts” at this season. If you are so inclined! Continue reading ›

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Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees, Paying Gigs

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.”

But her facial expression is broken glass.

Source: Emily Nussbaum, “Return of the Repressed” (The New Yorker)

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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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