New issue of @lilithmagazine at @NCJW office. With contributions from me and @rebeccakrevat!
My new short story (a Passover story) is in Lilith here and the printable version is here.
I feel like I’m in the literary cool crowd now! (at BookCourt)
Like most writers I am deeply fascinated with the human condition. I like to ask my students to define the human condition. They have all sorts of intelligent things to say about it, better answers than I could come up with most of the time. Then I draw a stick figure on the board and put an X through it. This is the human condition. That we will end and we don’t know when or how. Everything we do, I think, revolves around this reality though we pretend otherwise. —
The Mouth of the River: Fragmented — My Writing Process Blog Tour
These words belong to my dear friend, Emily Casey. She is a wondrous human being.
Louisa Solomon of The Shondes Talks Censorship – The Sisterhood – Forward.com -
Instead of hearing music from a group of gender-inclusive role models, the young folks of the JCC are getting their first taste of a blacklist.
While it’s laughable that the Breitbart.com team doesn’t know how to be edgy, and instead comes across as offensively juvenile, Wasserman-Schultz makes a good point: the deeper wrong goes far beyond one political figure. The treatment of Pelosi, among the most powerful women in the nation, is emblematic of a larger trend: the gauntlet that all female politicos must run when dealing with the media. — Hey, Here’s An Idea — Sexism Against Women Politicians, Also: Boobs! | xoJane
And we can’t really share the lowlights, at least not most of them. I’m not going to tell you when a story is rejected, because I don’t want you to doubt my work. I won’t tell you that the panel I did was horrible, and everyone on it was a jerk, and the guy next to me put his hand on my leg. I’m not going to tell you if I’m afraid my new novel is a disaster. I’m not going to tell you if I get eviscerated in Publisher’s Weekly. Everything is peaches and sunshine. Sunny peaches. Peachy suns. Because if you believe my book is amazing, maybe you’ll order it. And I can earn enough money to buy food. —
Writers You Want to Punch in the Face(book) | Ploughshares
This is a hilarious post about writing and social media.