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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

True, too, that most of us voted for Brexit and therefore cannot be sure if we will need a complicated visa to enter the Lazy River come next summer.

Source: Zadie Smith, “The Lazy River” (The New Yorker)

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Friday Finds for Writers


Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen


Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • A list with an edge: Ira Stoll’s “Hanukkah Gift Guide of Jewish Books The New York Times Ignored.”
  • A lovely set of stories (factual and fictional) in this year’s Hanukkah Lights broadcast from National Public Radio.
  • I’ve only watched the first couple of episodes of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” but that’s enough to appreciate “A Tale of Two Maisels” on Jewish Women, Amplified.
  • Baltimore Jewish Times is looking for a staff reporter.
  • And the December Jewish Book Carnival went live this week.
  • Shabbat shalom—and chag sameach!

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    Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

    A Meaningful Mention

    Got my hands on a copy of this book—Jessica Lang’s Textual Silence: Unreadability and the Holocaust—a few days ago. So meaningful to find Quiet Americans (and some of my other writing) referenced within. Continue reading ›

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    Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
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