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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.

  • Tough talk for writers–but also very true talk–from Chuck Wendig. (h/t @ElectricLit)
  • Another not-quite-so-encouraging item: “How Personal Essays Conquered Journalism — and Why They Can’t Cut It,” by Eve Fairbanks. Some valid criticisms here.
  • On a more positive note: Nina Badzin shares “10 Resources for Writers & Bloggers.”
  • Also encouraging: Over on the Ploughshares blog, literary agent Eric Nelson argues for “Short Stories as a Path to Literary Success”.
  • “A to X Writing Advice, Courtesy of [Random House] Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer”–via the Brevity blog.
  • Have a great weekend.

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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.

  • 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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    Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress

    Between Rosh Hashanah celebrations/family time and the challenges of a nasty cold, I haven’t been quite so productive, writing-wise, this past week. Things are continuing to hum along at work at Fig Tree Books, so that’s very nice. I received my contributor’s copy of the 2015 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market in the mail this past week, too, and I’m glad to have it.

    I also managed to send out the October issue of The Practicing Writer, which includes a Q&A with my gifted friend Sara Lippmann about her new story collection, Doll Palace. And yes, I’m already at work on the November issue, which will spotlight another very talented writer–John Vanderslice–and his new collection, Island Fog.

    So, what’s new with all of you?

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