Each week in this space, Practicing Writing shares no-fee, paying markets for writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction: competitions, contests, and calls for submissions. These weekly posts complement 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. (But this blog does share those more localized opportunities, including jobs.)
As always, if you’d like to share a specific opportunity listed here, please credit the blog for the find. Thanks for respecting the time and effort that I put into researching, curating, and posting this information! I do notice, and I appreciate the courtesy.(more…)
Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”
I focus on this example because these novelists and playwrights and poets can be expected, unlike politicians, to be sensitive to the necessity for precision and clarity—words are their vocation—and because the statement they produced, out of an undoubtedly genuine and deep concern for the population of Gaza, would make Orwell spin in his grave.
Source: Gal Beckerman, “Beware the Language That Erases Reality” (The Atlantic)
Another week, another atypical Friday post.
Normally, I post a set of particularly Jewishly-inflected literary links over on the My Machberet blog each Thursday. And the next day, I link to that post as one of several “finds” for the broader writing community right here on Practicing Writing.
But in my world, and for many of you, nothing’s normal right now.
Here’s what I posted on My Machberet yesterday.
And in this space today, I’ll post some items that, more urgently than usual, seem important for both blogs’ audiences to encounter.(more…)
My heart is still in the East. (For more about that, please check the My Machberet blog.) This may not be as comprehensive or detailed a Monday post as you’ve come to expect on Practicing Writing—you’ll need to check some deadlines and salary info on your own. But it’s what I can do at the moment.(more…)