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, none of them limiting eligibility to residents of a single municipality, state, or province (this blog, on the other hand, does sometimes include those more restricted opportunities).(more…)
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.”
And they have made it challenging, each year, for Angel Pérez to admit the students he most wants to admit, the ones he thinks deserve an excellent education, the ones he knows would excel at Trinity if given a chance: students like the young Angel Pérez, applying to Skidmore from the South Bronx and hoping for a miracle.
Source: Paul Tough, “The Impossible Math of College Admissions” (The New York Times Magazine)
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
Please excuse the lapse, but I simply did not round up a sufficient set of links to share this week. I hope to present a complete post again next Friday. Have a good weekend!
In which the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.(more…)
Three quick things.(more…)