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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.”

It’s hardly news anymore: 150 killed on a Wednesday, 84 killed on a Thursday, 10 killed on a Friday, oh well.

Source: Fatima Faizi, “When the Bombs Explode, There Is Work to Be Done” (The New York Times)

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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Ahead of the #MarchforOurLives, The Washington Post‘s Ron Charles reviews three new novels about gun violence.
  • One of the novels in Ron’s triple review is How to Be Safe by Tom McAllister, whose essay on teaching creative writing for The Millions this week resonated with me.
  • “Inspired by the #MeToo movement and aiming to provide a harassment-free experience’ for all attendees at its events, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has created an Event Code of Conduct that will be displayed prominently at official PNBA gatherings, in the footer on every page of PNBA.org and among the category headers on the trade show webpage.”—via Shelf Awareness.
  • Journalist Tristan Ahtone “is at work on a set of guidelines for fair and accurate coverage of Native American lives and stories, as part of his stint at Harvard as a Nieman Fellow.”
  • And remember: If it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh set of #JewLit links over on My Machberet.
  • Have a wonderful weekend.

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    Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

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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.”

    The cracks in the Western Wall are soaked in prayers,
    the doves are scraps of light above Jerusalem.

    Source: “Jerusalem” by Marcela Sulak (in Decency: Poems)

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