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Jewish Newspaper for the SF Bay Area Seeks Local Writers’ Fiction and Poetry

This just in via email:

J, the weekly Jewish newspaper for the SF Bay Area, is seeking fiction by Northern California Jewish writers for its monthly Lit page. Work can be unpublished or recently published, short stories or novel excerpts. We can run 800 words in our print edition and an (optional) longer version of up to 3,000 words in our online edition. The work does not have to have a Jewish theme, although that is a plus. We are unfortunately not able to offer payment but will provide copies. Our readership is about 40,000. Our general web site is www.jweekly.com, and while we prepare for a much needed web site upgrade, past Lit selections can be found at http://jweeklylit.wordpress.com. To submit your work or get more information, email Ilana DeBare at debare(at)well(dot)com.

We also welcome poetry by Northern California Jewish writers. Send poems to poetry(at)jweekly(dot)com.

Reminder: You can find similar opportunities with other publications listed here.

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Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • A thoughtful review of Nora Gold’s Fields of Exile, which you’ve heard about here before.
  • Interesting call: “For this special issue of Prooftexts on Jewish Literature/World Literature, we seek papers that address Jewish literary multilingualism, translation, and circulation. Essays should combine theoretical and methodological concerns with readings of Jewish-language texts to illustrate the productive intersections of Jewish literature with the discourse on world literature.”
  • On the Lilith blog, Talia Lavin writes “On Mothers, Sisters, Narrative and War.”
  • “The interdisciplinary symposium ‘Global Yiddish Culture, 1938 – 1948′ invites historians, literary scholars, sociologists, cinema and theatre scholars to think about the nature of Yiddish culture that developed during this difficult period in Jewish history.”
  • Finally, I’m sad to say that this poem of mine, “Questions for the Critics,” is once again relevant.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Now available: the summer issue of the Jewish Review of Books (though much seems to be paywall-protected).
  • Lots of terrific material (no paywalls!) in the latest Jewish Book Carnival, too.
  • “ZEEK is proud to be launching a new summer fiction series” and seeks submissions. Deadline: July 1. NB: “Full disclosure: Zeek does not pay contributors.”
  • And speaking of fiction, Tablet has posted another piece in its fiction series, this time by Alexander Besher. Haven’t read it yet; hope to do so this weekend.
  • The Forward is hiring a Digital Fellow.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    Lilith Magazine and Lilith Blog Are Looking for Submissions

    Re-posted, with permission from Talia Lavin, from a Facebook “Call for Submissions” announcement:

    Hello all,

    I wanted to let you know that Lilith Magazine (http://lilith.org) and the Lilith Blog are looking for thoughtful contributions that touch on the Jewish female experience or are of interest to Jewish women (genderqueer/LGBTQA/female-identified perspectives included, of course). Our slogan: “Independent, Jewish and frankly feminist.”

    Check out our blog here: http://lilith.org/blog.

    We take poetry, essays, reportage, book reviews, and interviews and are open to other forms of writing as well. We also pay (although not richly, as we’re a small, niche, non-profit publication).

    For consideration in the print magazine, use our Submittable: https://lilith.submittable.com/submit

    For blog pitches and/or pieces, send them my way to talia(at)lilith(dot)org.

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    Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • In “Love Me, Love My Book,” The Jewish Week‘s Editor/Publisher, Gary Rosenblatt, reports on his experience as participant and observer in the latest Jewish Book Council “Meet the Author” event.
  • A hearty mazal tov to the winners of the latest Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards (including my former poetry teacher, Matthew Lippman). Bonus: We can read the winning poems online.
  • A contemporary opera I don’t think I’ll be going to see.
  • In time for Father’s Day: Tablet and Marjorie Ingall present “The 13 Worst Jewish Fathers in Literature.”
  • And over on The Whole Megillah, you’ll find an interview with Michelle Caplan, Editor-in-Chief of Fig Tree Books. (You’ve seen FTB mentioned here on My Machberet before, but as a reminder, it’s “a new literary publishing house founded by Fredric Price, a successful entrepreneur in the orphan drug industry who wants to publish high quality fiction about the American Jewish experience (AJE).”)
  • Shabbat shalom.

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