Apologies to anyone who was waiting for an update, but there won’t be a post today. Everything is fine–back to regularly scheduled blogging shortly. Thanks for your patience.
Welcome to Practicing Writing! Here you’ll find updates on writing and publishing opportunities (especially handy between issues of our popular monthly newsletter). You’ll discover ONLY opportunities that charge no fees, and ONLY publications/contests that will pay for your writing. The blog also shares writing-related news and resources and updates regarding this practicing writer’s own work.
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.”
“My mom is an elderly, disabled Jew, with Mexican children, black grandchildren, Chinese grandchildren, gay grandchildren, but this was never about an election,” I will tell him.
Source: Sara Marchant, “Was It Foolish to Think So?” (WritersResist.com)
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›
‘Tis Tally Time!
A new batch of updates has been posted over on the Poetry Has Value site. Go ahead and read the contributing bloggers’ updates on submissions—and more—from each poet’s practice. (As always, I recommend that you read all of the posts, but if you’re especially eager to read mine, you’ll find it right here.
The Gang’s All Back
My Jewish-text-study-and-writing-group reunited last evening after too many weeks in which holiday observances, travel schedules, and life got in the way of our gatherings. I am so glad that we have reconvened. I missed everyone–and I missed the inspiration of our work together. (I drafted a new poem last night that I’m excited to keep working on–and it has been too long since I was able to say that!)
And it’s that time again. Time for me to remind you about some new newsletter issues. The latest edition of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers this morning. And the Fig Tree Books newsletter was distributed yesterday. (It happens to include a number of suggestions for ways to celebrate Jewish Book Month, which we’re in right now.)
I’m always glad to see new subscribers, for either/both of the newsletters that I work on. (Hint, hint!)
Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). Continue reading ›