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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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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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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Useful Brevity blog post on writing residencies by Allison K. Williams. Nice mix of personal account and resource information.
  • Revision tips on the Story Prize blog, from novelist and short-story writer Karen E. Bender.
  • On my weekend viewing agenda: “Book TV’s tour of the New York Times Book Review included an interview with the section’s editor, Pamela Paul, and a look at the department’s weekly ‘headlines’ meeting, where the upcoming edition of the Book Review is discussed.”
  • Speaking of the NYTBR: Last week’s “Bookends” page, with contributions from Mohsin Hamid and James Parker, addressed a topic in which I am invested both as a reader and as a writer: whether “more is necessarily more” when it comes to page count.
  • And some literary humor on BuzzFeed, from Shannon Reed, who imagines “If Jane Austen Got Feedback From Some Guy In A Writing Workshop.” (popular online, but I first saw it thanks to Nick Kocz)
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    Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

    Day-Job Doings

    Much of my time lately has been consumed by my work for Fig Tree Books. It has been exceptionally busy, with lots of good things happening.

    Among the latest goings-on: an announcement about the company’s expansion to new genres; the launch of Safekeeping, Jessamyn Hope’s gorgeous debut novel (pictured below at a local bookstore); and, ahem, the drafting and polishing of the latest Fig Tree newsletter, which should be out this week.

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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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    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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