They Like Us! They Really Like Us!

Imagine how delighted and proud I was to discover this write-up in the “CyberSurfing” section of the current Whidbey Island Writers Association newsletter:

The Practicing Writer – this is one of my essential writing resources that just happens to be in digital format. Erika Dreifus is a prolific writer of e-books for writers, including “Writers’ Markets,” the “Guide to No-Cost Literary Contests and Competitions,” the “Primer on Low-Residency MFA Programs,” and directories of paying short story markets, paying poetry markets, paying essay markets, and paying markets for book reviewers. In early 2004 Erika Dreifus launched a free monthly e-newsletter, The Practicing Writer. Each issue includes an article on an aspect of the craft and/or business—the practice—of writing. Every issue also features:

* a highlighted online resource to assist you with your writing practice
* announcements for upcoming contests and similar opportunities
* a “Submission Alerts!!!” section, where Erika keeps subscribers posted about calls from literary journals and nuances in editorial calendars
* highlights from our Practicing Writing blog
* a “Conferences and Events” section

This newsletter contains an amazing array of free and low-fee writing competitions every month. To subscribe just send a blank e-mail to [practicing-writer-subscribe(at)yahoogroups(dot)com]. You can access Erika’s blog directly at

Thank you so much! (By the way, our next newsletter should be out within a week.)

8 thoughts on “They Like Us! They Really Like Us!

  1. harried mom says:

    You are liked! I check your blog regularly and have referred my on-line and in-person crit groups to your site, too. The info you supply is varied and always interesting. Thanks and keep writing!

  2. Erika Dreifus says:

    Thanks, harried mom!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I check it all the time. And thanks for the Vanity Fair tip, by the way. I entered this morning.

  4. Erika Dreifus says:

    Good luck, anonymous! And thanks.

  5. emilydixieson says:

    I feel I have a grasp of the sites available, and I find Practicing Writing just right for my needs: your resources keep me busy and focused. Thank you thank you thank you, from the bottom of my Southern Soul!

  6. Erika Dreifus says:

    This is all so nice to hear!

  7. grackyfrogg says:

    as you know, i lurk around… i’m glad i found your site, it really is useful. congrats on the write-up; seems to me you’ve earned it!

  8. Erika Dreifus says:

    Thanks, grackyfrogg!

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