Jewish Book Carnival: September 2021

Book-filled logo for the AJL Jewish Book Carnival

The My Machberet blog is proud to serve as September 2021 host for the Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly event where those who cover Jewish books online “can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts.” Organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant’s site on the 15th of each month.


Markets and Jobs for Writers

Background of a keyboard, mug of coffee, and wallet on a tabletop; text label indicating "Markets and Jobs for Writers: No fees to submit work/apply. Paying gigs only."

Each week in this space, Practicing Writing shares no-fee, paying markets for writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction: competitions, contests, and calls for submissions. These weekly posts complement monthly issues of The Practicing Writer newsletter, where you’ll always find more listings, none of them limiting eligibility to residents of a single municipality, state, or province. (But this blog does share those more localized opportunities, including jobs.)

As always, if you’d like to share a specific opportunity listed here, please credit the blog for the find. Thanks for respecting the time and effort that I put into researching, curating, and posting this information! I do notice, and I appreciate the courtesy.


Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. I’m proud to be hosting the latest Jewish Book Carnival on my “other” blog, My Machberet. The July 2020 Carnival went live earlier this morning.

2. Yesterday, my friend Jessamyn Hope was the featured author in the latest online event organized by Jerusalism. So I would have “attended” it even without the open-mic element that followed Jessamyn’s own reading (from a gorgeous essay that you’ll find in the forthcoming anthology The New Spice Box: Contemporary Jewish Writing).

But Jessamyn had encouraged me to sign up to read from Birthright: Poems. So I did!