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

  • I’m sorry that I missed Monday’s online chat with Karen Joy Fowler about We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, but grateful for the report and archived discussion. (I *loved* the book.)
  • Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer passed away this week. The Literary Saloon rounds up some obituaries and a link to Gordimer’s “Art of Fiction” interview in The Paris Review.
  • “It’s fair to say that there is precisely zero anticipation in the larger world for the book, with the possible exception of my mother, who is my biggest booster….” So writes John Warner about his forthcoming story collection Tough Day for the Army. Frankly, after reading this essay, I’m with Warner mère–I’m anticipating the book eagerly.
  • From the department of social media: Becky Gaylord’s “12 Most Basic Ways for Beginners to Rock Twitter.” (h/t @TweetSmarter)
  • I bookmarked this piece listing memorable quotations from Maya Angelou several weeks ago–I keep thinking, especially, about this line.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone!

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    Sunday Sentence

    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.”

    “She transferred at the toll plaza and rode all over San Francisco, past neighborhoods of small yellow or pink or cream houses shouldered together, and Asian people with shopping carts, and hulking warehouses, and tough-looking streets, and parks, and traffic, and stores selling the whole world, and big humpy hills, and fog that made the bus windows drip and then a few blocks later unraveled into sunshine.”

    Source: Jean Thompson, The Humanity Project

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    Monday Markets for Writers

    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 ChestWriting-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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