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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Milestone Reached

Yesterday, my poetry manuscript and I reached a milestone:

We sent ourselves off in full-length form to a publisher. 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.”

Kleftiko lamb stew (named for a dish made with stolen lamb in hidden underground ovens), redolent of garlic and lemon juice, bursts from a grenade of bread.

Source: Nicolas Niarchos, “Merakia,” The New Yorker

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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

Collection-in-Progress

I am working hard to prepare my poetry-collection manuscript for submission.

Which means that I am spending a lot of time sequencing (and re-sequencing) the poems.

Here’s a photo which might best be titled: “Batches (Or, After All of the Poems Were Set Out on the Floor but Before They’ve Been Assembled into a Single Contiguous Group).” 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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