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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.”

The cracks in the Western Wall are soaked in prayers,
the doves are scraps of light above Jerusalem.

Source: “Jerusalem” by Marcela Sulak (in Decency: Poems)

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Words of the Week

“If I was to look at America through the unforgiving prism those loud, marginal If-Not-Nowers use for viewing Israel, I would call my American friends and yell: ‘What kind of a country do you live in? Is that all there is? The underclass and the overclass? How did America get so broken and break for so many people? Maybe “America really ain’t a good idea.”‘

Instead, I still believe in America, like I still believe in Israel. I believe both have serious problems, but also believe that both have serious resources, including tremendous creativity and goodwill, to solve them. And I’d rather be a Jewish and American Voice for Balance than a screechy crank whose extremism today guarantees irrelevance and just more anger tomorrow.”

Source: Gil Troy, “Love of Israel, America, Can Take on Many Forms” (The Jerusalem Post)

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Friday Finds for Writers


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

  • Ever wonder how authors might connect with book clubs? Tara Lynn Masih offers some advice.
  • “There are no interns or other readers here: every single poem sent to Poetry is read by an editor whose name is on the masthead. And we get about 150,000 poems a year!”—Don Share, quoted in a recent “Editors Talk” post on the Frontier Poetry site.
  • In “Back to School at 64,” Anne Rudig describes her experience in the Columbia University nonfiction program.
  • For me, the word “chapbook” most frequently evokes associations with poetry. But there was a session devoted to nonfiction chapbooks at the recent conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (#AWP18). And Lisa Romeo has summarized it for the Assay website.
  • And remember: If it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh set of #JewLit links over on My Machberet. (Including, this week, more from #AWP18.)
  • Have a wonderful weekend.

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    Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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

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    Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

    I’ll keep this one brief:

    A definite highlight of this past week was the day I spent at “A Celebration of Jewish Books.” (I was a visitor/attendee, not a presenter.) Continue reading ›

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