Jewish Literary Links
Toward the end of each week, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- It’s time for the Spring 2021 Chai-ku Contest from The Book Meshuggenahs. “What is Chai-ku, you ask? We’ll tell you! It’s haiku with a Jewish theme and it helps fulfill our mission to not only create and share books with Jewish themes for kids, but to encourage kids and adults to write with Jewish themes.” The deadline is May 31.
- TC Jewfolk posted another call for submissions this week on Twitter. (Try as I might, I couldn’t get them to publicize pay rates, but they do pay.)
- Protocols has also posted a call for submissions on Twitter (deadline: March 19). Their pay rates are detailed in their general guidelines on their website.
- “Back in print for the first time in over a century, Emma Wolf’s 1900 novel, Heirs of Yesterday, is a love story featuring middle-class Jewish characters, set against the backdrop of Old San Francisco. A testament to the talents of its author, one of the earliest Jewish novelists in the United States, Heirs of Yesterday explores topics such as familial loyalty, American individualism, and genteel anti-Semitism.” On Sunday, March 7, co-editors Barbara Cantalupo and Lori Harrison-Kahan “will share their journey to recover Wolf’s literary legacy and will discuss how Wolf’s life and work were shaped by the rise of Reform Judaism in late nineteenth-century California and by national controversies over the depiction of Jewish identity in American fiction.” Register on the Jewish LearningWorks website.
- A couple of “ICYMI” items: First, be sure to catch Matti Friedman’s latest piece for Jewish Review of Books. And, as mentioned on the Practicing Writing blog a couple of days ago, you can learn more about the newly-published Mishkan HaSeder by catching the recording of its recent launch event.
Shabbat shalom! Also: Don’t be surprised if next week’s links drop a day early. I’m thinking of moving this weekly post to Thursday. Stay tuned!