Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Good News!

Last week brought some unexpected good news: an acceptance for one of my poems!

The “unexpected” piece of this has a couple of factors. First, the accepted poem is fairly new. (In other words, it hadn’t already been rejected elsewhere at least a dozen times!) So to the extent that work is ever “snapped up,” this comes pretty close to that situation.

Moreover, I’ve tried this journal—The Hollins Critic—before; this is my first success there, and I didn’t necessarily anticipate it.

I’m not sure exactly when the poem will be published, but I’m told that publication will be within the next year. I will definitely keep you posted!

A New Freelance Byline

Another highlight of the week: my first article for Jewniverse, a website whose daily emails I’ve subscribed to for a long time.


The article, which spotlights one of the artifacts currently on display at the New-York Historical Society, is also the result of my first visit to a museum press preview. (Let’s hear it for ever-continuing milestones in one’s writing practice!)

Holiday Hopes

Here in the USA, we’re about to celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow. I hope that you all enjoy the holiday. And if you’re fortunate to have a long weekend, enjoy that, too! I’m still planning to have blog posts ready for you on both Practicing Writing and My Machberet on Friday morning, so you can look forward to those! 😉

4 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Congratulations, Erika! Happy for you…

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you, Amanda! Enjoy the holiday.

  2. Kathy Maggio says:


    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you!

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