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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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Writing (and Publishing) While Jewish: The Situation in 2018

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of co-leading a session—with author Rachel Kadish—at Grub Street’s The Muse and the Marketplace conference in Boston.

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Here’s the official description for the session on “Writing (and Publishing) While Jewish: The Situation in 2018”: Continue reading ›

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Pre-Shabbat #JewLit Links

Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • “Two Brothers,” a poem of Purim and Passover, is the latest brilliant work from Julia Knobloch to appear on the Jewcy site.
  • I no longer work for the publisher who brought Jessamyn Hope’s debut novel Safekeeping to readers, so I have no financial incentive to share the fact that you can buy it at all. But I love this book. (As I’ve said before—and I’ll say again—it reminds me of Amos Oz’s kibbutz fiction. If that appeals, then so will this.) And Safekeeping is currently a Kindle special for just $2.99, so if you’ve been waiting to purchase it, now’s a good time!
  • Yesterday was International Women’s Day; I’m going to extend my observance over the weekend by taking a closer look at Beth Kissileff’s “list of inspiring books by Jewish women” over on The Wisdom Daily.
  • Reminders about some other posts that appeared here on My Machberet this week: a call for fiction from Moment magazine, and a poem from my own archive.
  • And if you’re looking for some weekend viewing, consider this recording of authors Dara Horn and Ruby Namdar in conversation about “Jewish time, language, and stories,” with Sandee Brawarsky. I’m looking forward to watching it, myself.
  • Shabbat shalom, chaverim.

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    MOMENT Magazine Seeks Short Fiction

    Posted here with permission from Susan Keselenko Call, Moment‘s fiction editor:

    Moment Magazine is putting together a fiction issue this summer and we are looking for previously unpublished short fiction, up to 4,000 words. We do pay a small fee—in the $300-350 range. Flash fiction/graphic stories, etc. also welcome. (Not entirely sure what the pay scale will be for shorter work but DM me with questions.) Please send work to me before May 1 at collsusanj(at)gmail(dot)com THANKS!”

    NB: If you’re sent a submission to Moment‘s fiction contest, and would like to have the same piece considered for this fiction issue, please re-submit to Susan directly and indicate that you’ve already entered the piece in the contest. Note also that for this opportunity, Susan has indicated that Jewish content “helps” but is “not a strict requirement.”

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    Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen


    Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Yesterday brought the sad news of the passing of Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld. I’ve referenced this major voice many times within the My Machberet blog and elsewhere. See this Twitter thread for some mentions/links.
  • Appelfeld is one of the authors included on Merri Ukraincik’s impressive post “My Year in Books 2017” (which isn’t limited to Jewish-lit titles by any means).
  • ICYMI—and I’m not sure how that’s possible because I feel as though I’m “talking” about it constantly—Adam Gopnik has written a superb piece on Romain Gary for The New Yorker (and I am currently reading one of the books that receives a great deal of attention in that piece: Miranda Richmond Mouillot’s translation [The Kites] of Gary’s Les cerfs-volants).
  • Moment magazine’s Marilyn Cooper recently interviewed Mark Helprin “about his new novel Paris in the Present Tense, being politically conservative in the Jewish community and anti-Semitism in America.” (Possibly my favorite line of Helprin’s here: “It’s not like I decided to be the anti-Woody Allen, but the self-hating Jewish man has not been my experience.”)
  • And from the National Library of Israel: an amazing opportunity for poets who write in Hebrew or Arabic. Deadline: January 31.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen


    Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • “12 Jewish Artist-Educators You Should Know” (via eJewishPhilanthropy).
  • Ahead of this weekend’s Boston Book Festival, JewishBoston.com’s Judy Bolton-Fasman interviews Daphne Kalotay, whose Holocaust-related short story “Relativity” is being featured as the winning entry in the festival’s One City One Story contest.
  • Writers I know are buzzing about this new opportunity for kidlit authors to travel to Israel.
  • Hadassah Magazine is looking for freelancers to write about arts and culture, trends and important issues shaping the Jewish community. Journalism experience is required.” For more information/application instructions, scroll down for the call in this Hadassah Magazine newsletter.
  • And ICYMI: Last Friday the Forward published a new essay of mine, about my return to Hebrew School.
  • Shabbat shalom!

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