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A quick PSA for magazine writers, both professional and aspiring: if you’ve got plans for the first week of June, you might want to cancel them.

From June 2 through June 9, the two of us will lead a workshop on longform journalism at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The class, open to just five writers, will focus on both the evolving technological world of narrative non-fiction and the enduring fundamentals of great storytelling—guest lecturers include David Samuels, Evan Ratliff of The Atavist, and more. In addition to daily discussion, participants will spend the week working on a single longform piece, with an eye toward publication in a major magazine.

Applications, which include a $75 fee, are due by May 4. Sign up here.

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Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

Michael Powelson says:

So the submission deadline was extended beyond what is on the application (April 6th)? Just want to make sure before writing a check.


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