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Friday Finds for Writers

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

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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). These posts are intended to complement/supplement monthly issues of The Practicing Writer newsletter (current issue here).
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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.”

Poets come in the evening into the Old City
and they emerge from it pockets stuffed with images
and metaphors and little well-constructed parables
and crepuscular similes from among columns and crypts,
from within darkening fruit
and delicate filigree of hammered hearts.

Source: Yehuda Amichai, “Jerusalem, 1967” (trans. Stephen Mitchell), in The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai (edited by Robert Alter).

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Friday Finds for Writers

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

1. Sure, maybe, in this hazy, hot, and humid city everyone is simply in search of an air-conditioned refuge. But I was filled with happiness upon seeing a crowd waiting for my local NYPL branch to open on Monday morning. (You can’t even see the entire crowd in this picture! Or the many strollers—yes, let’s get ’em all while they’re young!) Continue reading ›

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