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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 include those more restricted opportunities). Continue reading ›

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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 is where my grandmother hid some dreams.

Source: Tyree Daye, “Ode to Small Towns” (The Arkansas International; thanks to John Sibley Williams for leading me to it.)

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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

Opening pages of Purim chapter in Althea O. Silverman's children's book HABIBI AND YOW.

Opening pages of Purim chapter in Althea O. Silverman’s children’s book HABIBI AND YOW.


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

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Words of the Week

“So it always was and so it will certainly continue wherever people follow the customs. Every year there is Purim, every year we read the Megillah, beat Haman, and hang him. In truth, Haman remains Haman with his own torments, but Jews remain Jews, too. The folk is eternal.”

Source: from the short story “Motl Farber, Purimshpieler” by Jacob Dinezon (trans. Tina Lunson)

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things. Continue reading ›

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