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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers: No Reading/Application 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.”

It’s meant to sound wry and funny, but he’s shocked by how close it comes to what he’s feeling.

Source: Mark Haddon, “The Weir” (The New Yorker)

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

FullSizeRender-23My First BinderCon

This weekend saw me attending the BinderCon conference here in New York for the first time. For those of you not yet familiar with BinderCon, it describes itself as “a conference and community for women and gender non‑conforming writers.” I was there wearing a couple of hats–I’m a woman writer who has been part of the BinderCon community online for a couple of years, but I also went to the conference as a representative from Fig Tree Books, the publishing company that I work for.

There’s good news for those who weren’t able to attend: Sessions were recorded and, co-organizer Leigh Stein assured me when we chatted briefly during a Happy Hour, will be made available online.

Meantime, here are a few highlight nuggets I can share with you: Continue reading ›

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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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Monday Markets

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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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

It has been quite a busy literary time since my last update. Here are just a few highlights, in reverse chronological order.

“A Reading and Conversation with Harman Writer-in-Residence Eduardo Halfon”

PolishBoxerI discovered the work of Eduardo Halfon a few years ago, when his first book in English, The Polish Boxer, was released (and I reviewed it). I’ve followed his writing with great interest since then, and I was thrilled to learn that he’d been named the Fall 2016 Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College of The City University of New York.

The Harman Writer traditionally gives a public reading during the semester in residence, and late yesterday it was Eduardo Halfon’s turn to do so. He did a wonderful job. I hope to have the chance to catch up the author at least one more time before his Harman appointment ends: I have some questions I’d like to ask him in conjunction with my ongoing essay/article/chapter on writings by grandchildren of Holocaust refugees and survivors, which I’ve mentioned here before. Continue reading ›

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