Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things (no joking!).

1. The latest issue of The Practicing Writer newsletter (subtitled #NationalPoetryMonth—and #Covid19—edition) went out to subscribers yesterday. As usual, it’s packed with useful info, including an ample serving of current/upcoming calls and competitions (none them charging fees; all of them paying writers for winning/published work).

2. The book review that I told you about a couple of weeks ago is now online! Find it over on Hadassah magazine’s website.

3. Kick off your National Poetry Month celebrations this weekend with poetry-focused Online Author Readings organized by Hidden Timber Books. Susana Case is up on Saturday, and yours truly will be featured on Sunday. (Readings are free, but you should register.) I’ll hope to “see” you there!

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.