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Friday Finds for Writers


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

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

A new year, a new approach!

I’m going to experiment a bit with the format of these Wednesday posts in this new year. To that end, let’s try this: Continue reading ›

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings 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).
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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.”

A comparison might be made between Gary and his good friend and admirer Albert Camus: both were outsiders, the Eastern European Jew and the Algerian; both were resisters (though Camus’s war was nowhere near as heroic as Gary’s); and both spoke up for the particular and against the abstract, following the hope, embedded in the French vocabulary, that the word humain could stand for both the human and the humane.

Source: “The Made-Up Man” by Adam Gopnik (The New Yorker)

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Friday Finds for Writers


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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Tally-Ho!

As you’ll recall, my year of blogging for Poetry Has Value reached its end a number of months ago. But that didn’t make me stop sharing my poetry submission stats with you. Here’s the report for the month of December. (Spoiler alert: I do not anticipate continuing to track these metrics this way in 2018, so please enjoy this [for now] final set!)

It may be helpful for you to know that I work very hard to submit my work mainly to paying venues that don’t charge fees for journal/website publication. If you’re similarly looking for paying calls and contests that don’t charge submission fees, you’re always welcome to check my monthly newsletter (and my weekly “Monday Markets” posts on this blog).

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