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Friday Finds for Writers

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

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things. Continue reading ›

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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.
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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.”

Let my cancer be the slow-growing kind
so I will have all the time I need

to backstroke over the rocks and little fishes,
looking upwards through my bronze-tinted goggles
into the vaults and rafters of the oaks,
as the crows exchange their morning gossip

in the pale mutations of early light.

Source: Tony Hoagland (1953-2018), “Barton Springs” (published in Poetry [July/August 2007] and re-published in the inside cover of the Poetry‘s December 2018 issue).

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Friday Finds for Writers

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

No sooner had I returned from my wonderful trip to Miami for the JAHLIT symposium than I was off again for a quick trip to Boston. I feel so far from “caught up” on things that I can’t seem to slow down and write a proper post. So for now, I’ll just share with you this lovely photo that was taken in Miami at my “creative keynote” appearance. Credit to photographer (and JAHLIT co-director) Monica Osborne. Continue reading ›

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