Editing & Teaching Updates

Some readers may know that I've been the Creative Nonfiction Editor for Atticus Review for a while now. Reading submissions and helping writers craft their work has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I believe in lifting up voices and doing what I can to help talented writers. This process has helped me become a better writer as well.

Now, I'm handing over my CNF role and moving into the Managing Editor position at AR. We have a lot of big ideas and changes in the works. It's an exciting time to be part of the indie lit community.

I also teach several writing courses throughout the year. This month, I'm teaching an online course called "Finding the Right Form: Exploring & Shaping CNF." I love teaching experimental forms and helping writers discover new ways to shape their work. There are a few spots left if you want to join us. (Class starts 9/27.)

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Everything in its right place

Until recently, when people asked me where they could find my work, I usually whispered: the internet (insert dramatic hand waving here). As an editor as well as a writer, I should know better. When I accept a piece for the lit mag I help edit, it's because I believe in it and I want to share that author's work far and wide. I ask each author if they have a website and/or if they use any social media. I'm always surprised to hear when an author answers "none of the above."

Look, I get it. Social media can be rough. But it can also be a wonderful way to connect with a community. I love "literary Twitter." I've discovered new writers. I've found opportunities. I've seen countless videos of adorable pugs.

What I'm trying to say is that it might be worth it all.

Even so, social media is only one option. It's nice to have a landing site for your work. This site might not be completely comprehensive yet (so maybe the title of this post is a little too optimistic) but I'll try to keep it updated.

Outside of the organizational aspect, I'm more excited to have created another option to connect with readers and writers. We're an enthusiastic and quirky bunch.

Have a look around and drop me a line either through the contact form or on Twitter. Thanks for being here.