Writer. Poet. Publicist. Resource Maven.



At this time, Erika is considering commissions and queries for the following:

  • Freelance writing
  • Lecturing/teaching
  • Author consulting/coaching
  • Book publicity

Note: Erika strives to keep her fees both affordable for her clients and fair to herself. Discounts, including offers for returning clients, are sometimes available. Consultations can be arranged at any stage in an author’s writing/publishing/promotional process; for full, multi-month book-publicity campaigns, Erika’s 2019 calendar is currently filled—please stay tuned for updates.

If you are writing to submit a contest listing or call for submissions for The Practicing Writer newsletter or the Practicing Writing blog, please note that Erika considers publicizing only those opportunities that do not charge any fees to writers AND that pay writers for their work. (She may make exceptions for sharing, on the My Machberet blog and/or within the Jewish Writing Resources section of her website, fee-charging/nonpaying venues that seek work of specifically Jewish interest, since that pool is significantly smaller.)

If you are writing to share a “success story” resulting from something that Erika has shared in her newsletter and/or on her blog(s), thank you! Please note unless you specify otherwise, Erika may share your news in a future newsletter/blog post, and/or on social media.

Please note that due to the curtailing of her review practice, Erika is not able to accept unsolicited review copies of books for review at this time.

Thanks very much!