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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

“Where to Publish Your Work” Page Updated

ICYMI, a few days ago I announced the availability of an updated version of the “Where to Publish Your Work” page right here on this website. Consider it your go-to resource for literary- and freelance-market research. (P.S. If the page helps you find a home for your work, I’d love to hear that success story!)

Friedman_Pumpkinflowers_jkt_HC_rgb_2MB_HR-1What I’m Reading

Slowly but steadily, I’m making my way through Matti Friedman’s stunning new book. Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story is a relatively slender volume, and many of its chapters are quite short. But it’s powerful and intense, and I am reading it carefully and in small doses. (I must add that as I read, I’m aware of an additional layer of meaning because this week brings both Israel’s Memorial Day and Independence Day.)

Pumpkinflowers is receiving a lot of excellent attention. See, for example, these reviews. Listen to Matti’s conversation with The New York Times Book Review‘s Pamela Paul. And read a related piece by Matti for TheAtlantic.com.

Then, get your hands on a copy of the book.

And Now for Something Completely Different

In a week that has produced what somehow feels as though it’s more than my fair allotment of poetry rejections, this sharing of my words–an RT from the esteemed Donna Brazile!–is a definite highlight.

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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

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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.”

They were right.

Source: Sheryl Sandberg

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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

Poetry Update(s)

Some good news arrived this week about one of my poems, previously published, which will be out again soon (possibly in time for the next of these updates, but more likely I’ll be mentioning it here two weeks from now). It’s part of the April stats report that I’ve sent in to Jessica Piazza for her Poetry Has Value project; I’ll be sharing that info with you when it has been posted, too. 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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