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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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). These posts are intended to complement/supplement monthly issues of The Practicing Writer newsletter, where you’ll always find more listings.
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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.”

Two hundred years ago the pregnant women
were wheeled to the Louvre to gaze
at portraits of beautiful nobles,
thinking the lovely features
would travel through their sight
to form their babies’ faces.

Source: Colleen Abel, “The Expectant” (Remake: Poems)

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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

MOST Fridays, My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety. But this week will be an exception. Apologies for anyone who may be disappointed—the series will return next week!

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

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Words of the Week

“[The New York Times Book Review Editor] surely does not mean to, but she manages to treat anti-Semitism as just another point of view — not a hatred with a unique and appalling pedigree that has led to unending slaughter, including the murder of 6 million, pogroms in Kielce in Poland (1946), York in England (1190) and the lynching of Leo Frank in Georgia (1915). What’s lacking from the Times is appropriate shock at Alice Walker’s bigotry and its own refusal to admit a mistake. An apology would be fit to print.”

Source: Richard Cohen, “Anti-Semitism Is Not Just Another Opinion: The New York Times Should Know Better” (The Washington Post)

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