- Cross-post from the Practicing Writing blog: “The Jewish Review of Books is looking for wonderful, zany, smart humor writing to share with our readers on Purim. We are currently soliciting humor writing on all things Purim as well as flash submissions on the theme of ‘Jewish review of –ooks.’” Deadline: February 15. Pays: $200. No fee to submit.
- The Jewish Book Council has extended the deadline for submissions of short fiction for its annual literary journal Paper Brigade, so you now have until February 15 to submit your work. (I’ve been told via email that thanks to a special grant, they will pay $500 for stories they publish.) Note that there is a fee to submit in this case; although I share fee-free opportunities only on the aforementioned Practicing Writing blog (and in my Practicing Writer 2.0 newsletter), the pool for Jewish-writing opportunities is so much smaller that I do include such calls here.
- Compiled by staff from the New York Public Library’s Dorot Jewish Division for Black History Month: a list of Black Jewish memoirs.
- Recently added to my tbr list: Enduring Questions: Using Jewish Children’s Literature in Classrooms by David Bloome et al. I discovered this book when it was mentioned in a webinar chat. (I’m hoping/expecting that it will have meaning for using all Jewish literature in classrooms, too.)
- And a quick note about Birthright: Poems. My 2022 royalty statement arrived this past week; I was therefore able to make another (small) donation to Sefaria, in keeping with the commitment I announced when the book was published. More sales mean that I can contribute more money! (I can contribute based on purchases of new books only; I don’t receive any royalties when you buy used copies.)