Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books.(more…)
Three quick updates from my writing practice.
1. #AmWaiting for responses to a freelance gig application and a review pitch.(more…)
“Choosing to learn and write deeply about Israel, to become its translators and storytellers, can feel like volunteering to face the firing squad. But we need your courage now. “
Source: Abigail Pogrebin, “Defending Israel Thoughtfully Means Doing the Work” (The Jewish Week)
Each week in this space, Practicing Writing shares no-fee, paying markets for writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction: competitions, contests, and calls for submissions. These posts complement monthly issues of The Practicing Writer newsletter, where you’ll always find more listings, none of them limiting eligibility to residents of a single municipality, state, or province. (But this blog does include those more restricted opportunities, including jobs sited in various locations.)(more…)
Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”
After two previous pregnancies with my Rh positive sisters, my mother’s Rh negative body had developed enough immune sensitization to read me, her third viable fetus, as a disease to be eradicated, and this confirms everything about our difficult life together, my mother and me, always embattled, always a struggle to get to live, as myself—but that’s for another essay.
Source: Dana Levin, “Appointment” (The Yale Review)
Writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.(more…)