Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

  1. We’re midway through the month, so of course, I’m already working on the next issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0 (reminder: lots in the current issue remains open for entries/submissions!). I’m buoyed by the absolutely lovely coverage the newsletter (and I!) have received in Melissa Hart’s new Writer magazine article on writers’ newsletters about writing.
  2. ICYMI, my review of Dara Horn’s latest book, an essay collection titled People Love Dead Jews, went live on the Moment magazine website late last week.
  3. The Jewish Book Carnival, a project of the Association of Jewish Libraries, typically posts on the 15th of each month. But since Jews around the world are busy preparing for the holy day of Yom Kippur, which starts with Kol Nidre this evening (and in many places, including Israel, where nearly half the world’s Jewish population lives, “this evening” arrives significantly earlier than it does for me in New York), I made the executive decision—as September’s host—to post the Carnival yesterday. You can find it over on my “other” blog, My Machberet.

an open spiral notebook with a pen resting on a blank page, plus a text label that reads, "Midweek Notes."