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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.”

“You still reading that little mamzer Kafka?”

Source: Stuart Rojstaczer, The Mathematician’s Shiva

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Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress

People have been asking me what I’m doing as Media Editor for Fig Tree Books. This week, one part of my job became public information: editing freelance reviews to be published on the Fig Tree Books website.

We announced this exciting project on the Fig Tree site yesterday:

We’re proud that the Fig Tree Books website is now home to content drawn from Joshua Lambert’s American Jewish Fiction: A JPS Guide, a compendium of 125 reviews of important literature that deals with the experiences of American Jews. By incorporating this book’s companion website into the Fig Tree website, we have been able to include many of the summary reviews that appeared in the Guide as well as a list of hundreds of other important works Lambert was not able to cover.

And that’s where you come in. We’re looking for smart, enthusiastic readers to write about the books that Lambert wasn’t able to include so that we may further enrich the conversation about fiction that evokes and engages with American Jewish experience.

Interested? Read the full announcement here. (And, yes–FTB will be paying its reviewers.)

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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.”

“No plucking!”

Runner-up:

If the stories dealt with crime, blood, stonings, and stabbings, they listened better, so he came up with more of those.

Source: Ruchama King Feuerman, In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist

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Friday Finds for Writers

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Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.

  • Jane Friedman considers “How to Avoid the ‘Extra’ Work of Social Media.”
  • This New Yorker podcast like a real treat: “George Saunders Reads Grace Paley and Barry Hannah.”
  • Some sobering talk on “little magazines.” (via @Scratch_Mag)
  • “Unless they were dousing a fire or spilling coffee, they were ‘poring’ over the reports, not ‘pouring.'” This and other helpful reminders courtesy of After Deadline.
  • ICYMI: The October issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers this week.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone!

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