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.
- Over on The Book of Life: a terrific conversation between host Heidi Rabinowitz and “legendary editor” Arthur A. Levine, who “started Levine Querido in 2019 to showcase gorgeous diverse books by creators from underrepresented backgrounds – and he’s been very successful, winning award after award. For a non-Jewish publisher, Levine Querido publishes a lot of Jewish books, so I’ve been wanting to chat with Arthur for a while. When he announced that Team LQ had set a goal to sell 100,000 books by September 1st of this year, I knew it was the right time to have him on the show.”
- “At ‘A Novel Idea: Jewish Identity in Genre Fiction,’ a June 25 session at the American Library Association’s 2023 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, authors from the fiction subgenres of romance, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy shared how Jewish identity was embedded into their books.”—Sally Stieglitz reports for American Libraries.
- News from Yetzirah’s first Jewish poetry conference—including access to recordings from public readings/events.
- “The London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism is proud to announce that it will award an annual book prize for the best book on, or relating significantly to, contemporary antisemitism.” Details about the £1000 prize, including nomination guidelines, are included within this document. Deadline: September 19, 2023.
- “Newly-launched Cincinnati-focused CincyJewfolk.com welcomes freelance contributions: “Jewish? Jew-ish? We want you to write for us! Topics range from personal Jewish experiences, reviews of Jewish media, your search for the NJP (Nice Jewish Person) and much more.” Pay rates begin at $50. (Cross-posted on Practicing Writing.)