Finds for Writers

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Each week (typically Fridays), the Practicing Writing blog offers writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.

  • ICYMI: the May issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0 went out to subscribers earlier this week. Among other choice content, this issue features 50 fee-free opportunities that pay for winning/published work.
  • From Jen A. Miller’s Notes from a Hired Pen: “It’s writing awards season, with multiple organizations releasing their finalists and/or winners. I’m not here to tell you how to win those, but how you can use these lists to find potential markets.” (I’ll add: The same resource can help you figure out possible places to pitch book-promo material!)
  • Reflections on one’s lineage as a writer, by Barbara O’Neal for Writer Unboxed.
  • “For many poets and readers of poetry, the loss of these towering scholars and critics feels like the definitive end of an era that has been slowly passing for years.” Adam Kirsch on the recent passings of Marjorie Perloff and Helen Vendler (The Atlantic; temporary gift link).
  • And there’s of course a fresh post featuring Jewish literary links over on the My Machberet blog.

Have a good weekend!

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2 thoughts on “Finds for Writers

  1. Looking at awards to figure out new markets is a nice approach! I started experimenting with this recently. I’m particularly intrigued / flummoxed by awards that have no open application and are by some mysterious nomination process, like the Windham Campbell Prize. The other day I read the bios of many the fiction and nonfiction recipients to see where they publish, and decided to send my work to some of those places, as appropriate.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Exactly! I’ll take this opportunity to mention that anyone looking for Jewish outlets in particular may want to check out the work recognized by the Rockower Awards. Detailed lists are published each year:

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