Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

Index card with text label that indicates “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer.”

A lot has happened since my last update.

1. Acceptances! (Yes, note the plural!) If all goes according to plan, I’ll have two published poems to share with you in October, along with a “hybrid” piece. That piece sure took its own sweet time finding a home (let’s just say that I have been living in New York for nearly 12 years, and this piece was written in my previous state of residence)—but I’m delighted that, at long last, it found a really good one!

2. Queries! It’s a hope of mine for this new Jewish year (5779) to find another good home—for my first full-length poetry manuscript. To help make that happen, I’ve recently queried two publishers. One asked for the full manuscript, and I sent it immediately; the other is still considering a sample. In the meantime, I’ll be continuing to research and connect with publishers and contests.

3. But enough about me! You can all look forward to the new (October) issue of The Practicing Writer, which will be ready for sharing in time for the new month. Meanwhile, don’t forget that you can still pursue many of the opportunities listed in the current newsletter and in recent Monday Markets posts.

So that’s what’s been percolating. Tell me what’s been happening at your desks?

3 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Hi Erika,
    That is GREAT news about the nibbles you have received from queries. Yay!
    I have submitted my short story collection to several strong contests, so keeping fingers crossed about that and just submitted a short story to a magazine. The end of Sept is treating me OK in terms of getting things in the mail.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you so much, Michele! Here’s hoping for good news for us both!

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