Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- In which Dara Horn introduces us to Meir Blinkin, Yiddish writer (and great-grandfather of Antony Blinken, President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State).
- The January Jewish Book Carnival has gone live, hosted for the month on Heidi Slowinski’s blog.
- Call for submissions: “THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR is an anthology of horror fiction focusing on the culture, history, and folklore of the Jewish people, to be published on the first night of Hannukah, 2021.” Deadline: April 30. Pay rates/other info can be found within the call. (Discovered this one via @Duotrope.)
- Happening next Tuesday (January 26): “A Conversation with Adam Kirsch,” hosted by Jewish Review of Books. “
- Several job openings at the Forward.
P.S. Icymi: Over on my other blog I shared news this week about a new Passover haggadah in which one of my poems appears. The blog post includes info on a pre-order discount, if you’re in the market for something new at your seder table this year.