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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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

  • The latest winner of the Sapir Prize, one of Israel’s highest literary awards, is Etgar Keret.
  • Deborah Lipstadt’s new book on antisemitism is receiving lots of press. Among the coverage I recommend reading: Jeff Salkin’s take for his Religion News Service column and Howard Lovy’s interview with Lipstadt for Publishers Weekly.
  • The Delphi Poetry Series, an arm of Blue Lyra Press, is “looking for 3 Jewish poetry chapbooks” to publish in a single volume. “Payment will be in books. But there is no fee.” (A reminder that although I limit *most* of my shares of publishing opportunities to those that don’t charge fees AND pay writers beyond copies, I often make exceptions when it comes to the super-small pool of opportunities for specifically Jewish work.)
  • Along those lines: The Jewish Women’s Archive this week issued its latest call for submissions, to be addressed to their blog editor, on Twitter. “We accept: Op-Eds, essays, listicles, interviews, reviews, and occasional poetry submissions!” (I asked about payment: “We DO pay our writers! 🙂 Rates vary, so it’s best to contact us!”)
  • And if you want to witness an award announcement in real time, take note of this news from Susan Kusel: The Sydney Taylor Book Awards (which recognize “outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience”) will be announced this year as part of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards. The announcement will be on Monday, January 28th, at 8am Pacific time [at] the American Library Association Midwinter conference in Seattle. Here is the link to the webcast to see it live: http://ala.unikron.com.”
  • Shabbat shalom.

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