Monthly Archives: July 2016

Author’s Notebook Guest Post | Maggie Anton, Fifty Shades of Talmud

After penning six Jewish historical novels in ten years, I was outlining my seventh when I unexpectedly detoured into nonfiction last spring. Winding up an intense six-month (127 speaking gigs in 17 states) book tour promoting my latest tale, Enchantress, … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Hadara Bar-Nadav

I first became familiar with Hadara Bar-Nadav’s name when she co-authored a poetry textbook that I used in my advanced creative writing classes. I then had the privilege of meeting her (and taking her workshop) at the William Paterson University … Continue reading

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Making a Commitment to Your Writing

Although I don’t think it was premeditated, I realize I’ve made a commitment to my writing, specifically poetry. Here’s the evidence: I signed up for and participated in a Highlights Foundation workshop on Novels in Verse (which was outstanding!) I … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Notebook: Novelist Ruchama Feuerman and Agent Anna Olswanger

The Whole Megillah (TWM): You write for children and adults. How do you balance your time and interest? Ruchama Feuerman (RF): I don’t.  I’m all over the place. When I resonate with a project, I devour it and it devours … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel, z”l |1928-2016

I met Elie Wiesel at the 92nd Street Y a few years ago. He gave a talk about the MS St. Louis. Afterward, I stood on line so he could sign my original copy of Dawn (I couldn’t find my copy … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of Poetry Has Value | June 2016 Report

Here are my June statistics: Poetry: Sent to seven journals (Tiferet, Solstice, Hunger Mountain, Green Mountains Review, Ploughshares, Sugar House, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review), three acceptances (Tiferet, Naugatuck River Review, and Montclair Historical Society), five rejections (Poet Lore, Solstice, Pedestal, Bennington Review, Rattle Adjunct … Continue reading

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