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A Yiddish Writing Contest

Monday, May 07, 2012 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Are you the next Sholem Aleichem or Avrom Sutzkever? Check out this Yiddish Writing Contest from Yugntruf.

Submit to New York Press’ Writing Contest

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Dear Authors-

Have you heard about the first Manhattan Media Short Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Contest yet? If not, better prepare your submission quickly, because the deadline is rapidly approaching (June 30th)! Some details:

Deadline: June 30th
Winner Announced: August
Judges: Rakesh Satyal, HarperCollins editor and author;Erin Hosier, agent at the Gernert Company; Susan Shapiro, author of several memoirs and writing professor; Jason Boog, GalleyCat editor and professor at NYU, Tony O’Neill, author.
Word count: Short fiction submissions must be 3,000 words or less. Creative Nonfiction (essay, memoir) submissions must be 1,500 words or less.
Entry Fee: $25
Note: Simultaneous submissions are accepted and you can enter more than one story (with a separate entry fee for each submission)
What you can Win: The winning stories will be published in an August issue of New York Press, West Side Spirit and Our Town. The top three winning authors will be awarded a cash prize and invited to read at an event to take place in New York City in August, with other readings by published authors, and editors and agents in attendance.

For more details, please visit here.

Good luck!

Win a FREE copy of The Jewish Body

Thursday, April 02, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

In each issue of Schocken Books’ e-newsletter (sign up here), Lauren Helman (the new Schocken books expert) will ask readers about a holiday custom. The first five people to email her the correct answer will receive a FREE copy of THE JEWISH BODY.

This month’s installment:

Sholem Aleichem, best known as the “Jewish Mark Twain”, is the author of TEVYE THE DAIRYMAN, the collection of stories that inspired what Broadway musical?

Send your answer by e-mail to Lauren Helman at

Win Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief

Friday, March 27, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Miri Pomerantz Dauber

For all you book club members who were disappointed to learn that Markus Zusak lives in Australia–and therefore won’t be appearing at an event near you–Random House Children’s Books has the answer! They are running a contest for book clubs who choose The Book Thief as their next book to have a Skype phone call with Markus and discuss the book with him. How smart! And even though it’s listed as a young adult book, we’ve heard from many adults who have read this book and loved it.

From this link, book clubs can learn more about the contest and download a discussion guide.

Here is where book clubs can go to enter.