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In early 2004 Erika launched a free monthly e-newsletter, The Practicing Writer. Each issue includes an article on an aspect of the craft and/or business—the practice—of writing. Every issue also features:

  • a highlighted online resource to assist you with your writing practice;
  • announcements for upcoming contests and similar opportunities (limited to contests and opportunities that charge no entry fees, reading fees, processing fees, etc.);
  • a “Submission Alerts!!!” section, where Erika keeps subscribers posted about calls from paying literary journals and anthologies and nuances in editorial calendars;
  • highlights from Erika’s blogs; and
  • a calendar of free literary events worldwide (the calendar also includes fee-charging events that offer student discounts).

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