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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

No sooner had I returned from my wonderful trip to Miami for the JAHLIT symposium than I was off again for a quick trip to Boston. I feel so far from “caught up” on things that I can’t seem to slow down and write a proper post. So for now, I’ll just share with you this lovely photo that was taken in Miami at my “creative keynote” appearance. Credit to photographer (and JAHLIT co-director) Monica Osborne. Continue reading ›

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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.”

Wherever you look, the portents
bear the same burden: the lawns
will mold under the deep drifts,
the greens will thirst to death
in their dry dirt—are brown
already with a chill foresight;
look at the puffy, bundled spruce.

Source: “Endsong” by Robley Wilson (1930-2018), published on the inside cover of the November 2018 issue of Poetry magazine; previously published in the magazine in October 1981.

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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

On what appears to be a segment of an open Torah scroll, the words “Jewish Lit Links” appear.


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

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Friday Finds for Writers

Description: closed trunk and text label announcing, “Finds for Writers.”


Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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