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.
- Did you miss last week’s conversation among Peter Cole, Eric Kimmel, Ilana Kurshan, and Naomi Ragen on the subject of My Jewish Learning’s recent list of “120 Jewish Books for Every Age”? I caught it in real time, and it was excellent. You can catch it now, too, via this recording. (And here’s a quick link to the list, in case that’s handy.)
- A couple of job alerts: “The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the century-old news organization covering the Jewish world, seeks a social media associate editor to grow our audience, develop our community of readers, and make our journalism shine for digital news consumers.” This remote position has a posted salary range of $45,000-$55,000. And the Jewish Student Press Service “is looking to hire a recent or soon-to-be college graduate to serve as its executive director and as the editor-in-chief of the national, independent, progressive Jewish student magazine New Voices.” In this instance, “the salary is $42,000 and can include health benefits. This has traditionally been a two-year position, filled by a recent college graduate. The editor must reside in New York City, though may set their own schedule for working from home vs. coming into the office.”
- In which Celeste Marcus threads a short story by A.B. Yehoshua through a new piece for Liberties.
- Kidlit opportunity alert: “In order to support talented artists and creators in developing books with Jewish content, PJ Library is excited to introduce the first international Illustrator and Visual Storyteller Fellowship. The fellowship will offer artists and illustrators the opportunity to create, connect, and explore together through a half-year, joint program with the National Library of Israel (NLI) in Jerusalem and the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) in Vermont. This hybrid virtual and in-person model will bring together a cohort of 14 artists for five days in Jerusalem (November 12-16, 2023) and five days in White River Junction, Vermont (June 3-7, 2024). The remainder of the year will be centered around online sessions that deepen and extend the in-person experience while illustrators work individually and collectively on projects of their choice and inspiration.” Deadline: December 1.
- I discovered the above-mentioned fellowship through a PJ Library newsletter aimed toward authors/illustrators/publishers/agents. There’s lots more helpful information in the latest issue. Sign up to receive future issues directly!