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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, 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).
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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.”

This was before cellphones and laptops, and in the chalk-dusted eternity of a 42-minute class period, there was such a thrumming, adolescent need for stimulation that when I opened whatever book we were reading—all of them great, all of them chosen by teachers far more thoughtful and experienced than I—and began reading aloud, the stream of words was the only thing going, and many of the students couldn’t help themselves from slipping into that stream and letting it carry them along.

Source: Caitlin Flanagan, “They Had It Coming” (TheAtlantic.com)

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

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. THANK YOU

Seriously. I did NOT expect the absolutely immense outpouring of congratulations that followed last week’s announcement. THANK YOU ALL.

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Words of the Week

Last week, I attended, from the comfort of my own desk, a Jewish Women’s Archive webinar on “Rethinking the History of American Jewish Women,” a conversation between Professor Pamela S. Nadell and Dr. Judith Rosenbaum. Their discussion focused on Professor Nadell’s America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today, newly available from W.W. Norton, which I’ve now begun reading.

Did you miss it? Luckily, there’s a recording! Continue reading ›

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