Monday, August 21, 2006

They Like Us! They Really Like Us!

Imagine how delighted and proud I was to discover this write-up in the "CyberSurfing" section of the current Whidbey Island Writers Association newsletter:

The Practicing Writer - this is one of my essential writing resources that just happens to be in digital format. Erika Dreifus is a prolific writer of e-books for writers, including "Writers' Markets," the "Guide to No-Cost Literary Contests and Competitions," the "Primer on Low-Residency MFA Programs," and directories of paying short story markets, paying poetry markets, paying essay markets, and paying markets for book reviewers. In early 2004 Erika Dreifus launched a free monthly e-newsletter, The Practicing Writer. Each issue includes an article on an aspect of the craft and/or business—the practice—of writing. Every issue also features:

* a highlighted online resource to assist you with your writing practice
* announcements for upcoming contests and similar opportunities
* a "Submission Alerts!!!" section, where Erika keeps subscribers posted about calls from literary journals and nuances in editorial calendars
* highlights from our Practicing Writing blog
* a "Conferences and Events" section

This newsletter contains an amazing array of free and low-fee writing competitions every month. To subscribe just send a blank e-mail to [practicing-writer-subscribe(at)yahoogroups(dot)com]. You can access Erika’s blog directly at

Thank you so much! (By the way, our next newsletter should be out within a week.)


Alison Ashley Formento said...

You are liked! I check your blog regularly and have referred my on-line and in-person crit groups to your site, too. The info you supply is varied and always interesting. Thanks and keep writing!

Erika D. said...

Thanks, harried mom!

Anonymous said...

I check it all the time. And thanks for the Vanity Fair tip, by the way. I entered this morning.

Erika D. said...

Good luck, anonymous! And thanks.

Leah Miranda Hughes said...

I feel I have a grasp of the sites available, and I find Practicing Writing just right for my needs: your resources keep me busy and focused. Thank you thank you thank you, from the bottom of my Southern Soul!

Erika D. said...

This is all so nice to hear!

grackyfrogg said...

as you know, i lurk around... i'm glad i found your site, it really is useful. congrats on the write-up; seems to me you've earned it!

Erika D. said...

Thanks, grackyfrogg!