Monday 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."

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, none of them limiting eligibility to residents of a single municipality, state, or province (this blog, on the other hand, does sometimes include those more restricted opportunities). This week’s post again leads off with some emergency resources. Please note, too, that I’m providing the information that I have found as I have found it—it would be unsurprising if some opportunities are modified thereafter in these fast-changing times, especially where residencies and ceremonies may be concerned.

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Jewish Book Carnival: December 2019

The My Machberet blog is proud to serve as December 2019 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, the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant’s site on the 15th of each month.

stack of books and text announcing "Jewish Book Carnival, the 15th of each month, www.jewishlibraries.org/blog")

Herewith, the December 2019 Jewish Book Carnival:

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Monday 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."

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, none of them limiting eligibility to residents of a single municipality, state, or province (this blog, on the other hand, does sometimes include those more restricted opportunities). This week’s post again leads off with some emergency resources. Please note, too, that I’m providing the information that I have found as I have found it—it would be unsurprising if some opportunities are modified thereafter in these fast-changing times, especially where residencies and ceremonies may be concerned.

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. Prompts and exercises have always been important to my writing practice, and that goes for the work that came together as Birthright, my new book of poems. You’ll find some reflections on this—including links to helpful resources if you’re looking for prompts, yourself—in this guest post on Trish Hopkinson’s site.

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