Notes from Around the Web

  • The new issue of Jewish Book World is hot off the press. Here are some of the reviews within its pages, and here are all of the books discussed in this issue.
  • Cannot wait to dig in to The Jewish Week‘s fall literary guide.
  • David Kaufmann considers the Jewishness of poet C.K. Williams as reflected in Williams’s latest book, Wait.
  • IntheMoment, Moment Magazine‘s blog, has launched a weekly book feature.
  • From Fiction Writers Review: this excellent interview with author Janice Eidus, who “is particularly passionate about Jewish identity, contemporary culture, and women’s issues.”
  • It was nice to learn this week that Lilith has added my short story, “Polar Region,” which was published in the magazine several years ago, to its online Adoption Anthology.
  • Some important reminders about Holocaust books from Jewish Literary Review.
  • Inspiring article about student journalists at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America.
  • Less inspiring, but still important to acknowledge: Jewish Ideas Daily shares an analysis of the anti-Israel record of the influential London Review of Books.
  • On a more positive note, and as mentioned a couple of days ago, the November Jewish Book Carnival went live earlier this week. Next month, the itinerant Carnival will be hosted right here.
  • Shabbat shalom!

    Tablet Magazine Seeks Interns (and Will Pay Them!)

    From Tablet Magazine:

    Tablet Magazine is looking for interns for our spring term, which runs from the beginning of the new year through May.

    If you have experience in journalism and are familiar with the landscape of American Jewish life, we’d love to hear from you. We are hiring interns to work either two or three days a week at our office in New York City. Interns will contribute blogposts and full features as well as assist the editorial staff with research and administrative tasks. They will be paid stipends. If you’re interested, please send a cover letter, a résumé, and three writing clips to mtracy(at)tabletmag(dot)com, by Friday, December 3. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Good luck to anyone who applies!

    Moment Magazine Seeks Student Bloggers

    This just in from Moment magazine’s e-newsletter:

    Moment Magazine is recruiting bright, inquisitive, and diverse student contributors for our blog “In the Moment.” Moment is the world’s largest independent Jewish magazine, and our blog gets upwards of 10,000 hits a month. As a student blogger, you will write one post a week on topics of Jewish politics, religion and culture. This is an incredible opportunity for young writers to develop their skills and benefit from the expertise of our team of experienced editors. At the end of each semester, the three bloggers who have generated the most web hits will receive a cash prize. To apply, please send an application consisting of the following to nelis(at)momentmag(dot)com by October 10, 2010:

  • Your name,age, university and major.
  • 1-2 short paragraphs on why you’re interested in Jewish issues and what unique perspective and background you bring to the blog.
  • 2 short writing samples.
  • 4 specific, original ideas for blog-posts you’d want to write.
  • Good luck!

    Notes from Around the Web

    Lots to share from the Jewish literary web!

    Shabbat shalom!

    Jewish Currents Call for Submissions

    Just received via e-mail from Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents:

    For the “Concealed/Revealed” column in the Winter, 2010 issue of Jewish Currents, we are seeking essays of up to 300 words on the theme of “Darkness.” These should focus on personal experiences that have been transformative, provocative, or just plain unforgettable. Names can be withheld upon request. The theme is inspired by Hanuka, the darkest time of the year, but has many, many meanings. Essays should be submitted to lawrencebush(at)earthlink(dot)net or mailed to POB 111, Accord, NY 12404. Deadline: November 10.

    NB: When I’ve inquired in the past, I’ve been told that these are nonpaying publication opportunities.