Mid-Week Field Notes–June 1, 2022

Field Notes

Some very quick things:

  1. My essay about my grandfather and his matchmaker postcard keeps getting rejected. I’m going to take it next to my AWA memoir group over the next couple of months and get some feedback.
  2. Still working on dissertation revisions this week.
  3. I am dedicating July to working on my novel in verse.
  4. I participated in last week’s Jewish Book Council’s Author Network pitch for Ethel’s Song: Ethel Rosenberg’s Life in Poems. I hope some engagements come out of it. I was surprised that so many of the adult books pitched were about the Holocaust in some way.

Have a good week!

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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2 Responses to Mid-Week Field Notes–June 1, 2022

  1. Joan Sidney says:

    Barb, how do you find out about these pitches? Though I receive stuff from them, I knew nothing about the pitches.

    • Hi, Joanie. The Jewish Book Council’s Author Network is for authors whose books have or will be published in that year, in this case, 2022, although I have seen some exceptions to this. Typically, the publisher pays the $400 fee and supplies ARCs or published books to be distributed to participating synagogues and JCCs. I participated because my bio in verse about Ethel Rosenberg comes out in September with Calkins Creek/Astra Books for Young Readers.

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