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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

AJL Conference Dispatch

So, as you may recall, I recently attended the annual conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries. I went there to represent Fig Tree Books, so much of my time was spent in the AJL equivalent of the AWP Bookfair. Here’s a snapshot of the FTB table.

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But I managed to sneak away and sit in on just a few of the panels. Including one that featured some expert book reviewers and book-review editors sharing book-reviewing tips. You can see my summary of that session over on the Fig Tree Books blog.

“Maiden Names” and My Latest Published Poem

People have been talking (on my Twitter and Facebook channels, at least) about a New York Times article about “maiden names.” Which reminds me that I have not yet shared my latest published poem, “Beautiful Enough,” part of the wonderful “All About My Name” series that’s currently running over on the Silver Birch Press site.

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Finally, if it’s July 1, the July issue of The Practicing Writer is available. If you haven’t yet seen it, here you go.

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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.”

That’s how it was living around defeated people.

Source: Jerome Charyn, “New York as a Crime Novel,” post for the Jewish Book Council.

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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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Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure Chest
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. (NB: Since I will be traveling for work over the next several days, this MAY be the last post you see until late next week. Apologies in advance!) Continue reading ›

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

I am feeling even more busy than usual. So this will be fairly brief. Continue reading ›

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