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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).

I know that today is Christmas—it’s also the last day I’ll be posting for awhile. So let me again wish a merry holiday to those who are celebrating. And I’ll see you all back here a few days into the new year.
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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.”

I do not know the words to describe such agony, and I do not wish to learn them.

Source: Khizr Khan, An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

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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

From the Archive: Gift-Giving Possibilities for Benevolent Bibliophiles

Sarah Begley‘s share of a Goodreads post that spotlights literary-themed nonprofits to support during the holidays reminded me of a similar piece I wrote a number of years ago—11 years, to be precise—for The Writer magazine. 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.”

True, too, that most of us voted for Brexit and therefore cannot be sure if we will need a complicated visa to enter the Lazy River come next summer.

Source: Zadie Smith, “The Lazy River” (The New Yorker)

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