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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

1. It’s not that I really expected my poetry manuscript to be plucked from the pile of submissions that one press received during its most recent open/general submissions period. But I was still disappointed when I received the rejection yesterday.

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Words of the Week

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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.”

“Dirty Jew” is wrong, “Zionist bitch” fair game?

Source: Joint editorial by the editors of three British Jewish newspapers: Jewish News, Jewish Chronicle and Jewish Telegraph.

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Friday Finds for Writers

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

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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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

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