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.
- The August Jewish Book Carnival has gone live, hosted for this month by Barbara Bietz.
- “The Association of Jewish Libraries is pleased to announce that nine titles have been selected for its seasonal AJL Holiday Highlights list, celebrating Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, and Hanukkah, as well as a story that honors the full year of Jewish holidays. In addition, this is the first Holiday Highlights list to include a book for young adults. These titles are AJL’s picks for the best Jewish holiday children’s and teen books of Fall 2022.”
- Another kidlit item: a rave pre-pub review (by Rachel J. Fremmer) for a picture-book I’ve been awaiting with great eagerness: Shoham’s Bangle by Sarah Sassoon, illustrated by Noa Kelner.
- Open for submissions: The Poetry for Peace prize, which is “granted by the Miriam Felicia Lindberg Memorial Peace Foundation to honor poetry written by survivors of the Holocaust and their children in order to help emerging writers develop their craft.” The current theme is “The Holocaust Era and the Pandemic Era: Lessons to Be Learned – Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future.” (Hat tip: IAWE.)
- A thread of Jewish journalism jobs—and a new remote fellowship for teens—from JTA.