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.”

Lusk is a desolate place, a high-plains town of about fifteen hundred people in Niobrara County, the least populous county in Wyoming, America’s least populous state.

Source: Jennifer Percy, “The Skinning Tree: America’s Redface Problem Onstage” (Harper’s)

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. A realization: Within the past week, two other writers have recommended me for gigs that I wasn’t aware of/seeking out myself. Both opportunities really are perfect for me. In one case, I’ve already accepted and (more or less) completed the job. In the other, things are looking promising. My point: It was so generous of these other writers to pass along my name, and I am so grateful. Basically, this week I was reminded how much it means to “pay it forward.”


Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Background of a keyboard, mug of coffee, and wallet on a tabletop; text label indicating "Markets and Jobs for Writers: No fees to submit work/apply. Paying gigs only."

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, none of them limiting eligibility to residents of a single municipality, state, or province (this blog, on the other hand, does sometimes include those more restricted opportunities).