Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. Looking forward to speaking today with a private group of writers (who are participating in a fellowship program) about getting their work published.

2. And looking forward to talking more about writing and publishing (in a specifically Jewish context) for Drisha Institute tomorrow (this one is open to the public, if you’re interested in joining).

3. I really don’t have any words I can share (other than #EnoughIsEnough) concerning yesterday’s horrific news from Uvalde, Texas. But as I texted my friend Rachel Hall, I found myself thinking of some of her recent short fiction, much of which deals with guns and gun violence. And last night, I reread one of her stories, “After,” which was published in Blackbird in 2020.

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer (and a Super-Short Break)

For those of you who may count on our post schedule, a quick heads-up: This will be the final post from Practicing Writing for a week. Expect the next post to arrive next Wednesday, May 18. This means that we’ll skip this Friday’s “Finds” post, the #SundaySentence, and next Monday’s “Markets and Jobs.” (No need to worry—everything’s fine, and I’ll be back!)

Now, for some quick updates.