If you don’t already subscribe to Erika Dreifus‘ free monthly newsletter The Practicing Writer you may be missing some great opportunities. It’s a nice reminder that you need to submit your writing on a regular basis to get your work out there… it’s also a nice reminder that you need to write!
According to her subscribe page each issue also includes:
- a highlighted online resource to assist you with your writing practice;
- announcements for upcoming contests and similar opportunities, none of which charge entry/reading/processing fees;
- a “Submission Alerts!!!” section, where Erika keeps subscribers posted about calls from paying literary journals and anthologies and nuances in editorial calendars; and
- highlights from Erika’s blogs.
You can also subscribe to her Practicing Writing blog, where she posts weekly content. For example, Monday’s posts includes a list of current markets to submit and other opportunities for writers: “Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).”
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