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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.”

With a final agonized scream of my own, I put these books away.

Source: Dwight Garner, “Good Paperback Vibrations” (The New York Times Book Review)

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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

Mazal Tov, All Around

Mazal tov to the Association of Jewish Libraries, on the successful first cycle of its Jewish Fiction Award. Mazal tov to Rachel Kadish for winning said award (and to Ruth Gilligan and Rachel Seiffert, whose books were named honor titles).

Mazal tov to me, for catching up with my Tablet editor at an in-person event a couple of weeks ago and ascertaining that he hadn’t received any of my pitch emails. (He accepted the pitch, as summarized in about 20 seconds, on the spot.)

And mazal tov to all of us, because it’s not every day that a new literary award launches—and that it charges no entry fee to the authors and publishers who wish to send books for consideration.

Details in the article, which was published on Monday.

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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.”

It was like a stream, a nonstop stream of articulate, beautiful thoughts that had been contemplated beforehand.

Source: Elad Nehorai, “How My Grandmother’s Dementia Taught Me To Remember” (Hevria)

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