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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Weekend Work

I spent a chunk of time over the weekend reviewing the proofs of this essay, which will appear in the forthcoming Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and Fiction.

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

Have spent a lot of time these past several days thinking of Elie Wiesel, who died Saturday at the age of 87.

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I was in his presence three times: first, attending a 1986 lecture of his following the Nobel prize announcement; next, at a much smaller event, a lunch during my senior year of college (shortly after I’d written a paper that quoted frequently from his book From the Kingdom of Memory); and finally, just a few years ago at a New York City fundraiser (again, a large event). I’ve read much (but not enough) of his work. And over these past several days, I’ve been reading many of the tributes. Continue reading ›

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Tally_marks-Five-bar_Gate.svgTally Time!

My fellow Poetry Has Value bloggers and I sent in our May “stats” (re: submissions, acceptances, rejections, and so forth) and Jessica Piazza has posted them. I recommend that you read them all if you have the time–this month’s posts include some frank talk on submission fees, simultaneous submissions, and a number of other topics that we’ve all thought about. But if you’re in a hurry to read the discrete update from yours truly, you’ll find it right here. Continue reading ›

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

jackpotJackpot!

Let’s be honest. Much of the time, when we send work to magazines and websites, we may feel as though we’re gambling.

At the very least, we’re taking a risk. What are the chances that an editor will actually say “yes” to whatever we may have sent in? How may we feel when that all-too-likely rejection shows up? (For that matter, even acceptances can feel risky: How will others respond to our work once it’s published?)

Events of the past week within my own writing practice have made me feel as though I hit the jackpot. Suffice to say: I have never had a week like this one before. Continue reading ›

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