Friday Finds for Writers

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Writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.

Have a good weekend!

Markets and Jobs for Writers

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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. The 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.)

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my writing practice.

1. I was saddened to learn this week of the demise of a newspaper that was part of my life for a long time—since my childhood move to New Jersey decades ago. Over time, the New Jersey Jewish News published my Bat Mitzvah announcement, some of my earliest freelance book reviews, and, most recently, a beautiful profile on the occasion of Birthright‘s release and a launch event in my home congregation. I’m going to miss it.

Two early clips, from what was then called “MetroWest Jewish News.”
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