How to Bring Your Voice to Life in Personal Essays
Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the author of three critically acclaimednovels: (William Morrow, 1996;Scribner, 1997), ( WilliamMorrow, 1998; Quill, 1999), and (William Morrow, 1999). Her short fiction has appeared in the , and in the SundayMagazine of the . Shehas been a regular contributor to , and her essays have also appeared in . She is the recipient of numerous awardsincluding a special citation from the Athenaeum of Philadelphia for anoutstanding work of fiction by a Philadelphia author, an award from theZora Neale Hurston Society for creative contribution to literature, andresolutions from the City of Philadelphia and Senate of Pennsylvania forher portrayal of urban life. She is a past recipient of a PennsylvaniaCouncil on the Arts grant and has lectured widely on the writingprocess. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Short Essay Samples -- Help Writing Admissions Essays
It’s worth mentioning that there is a $25 fee to SUBMIT to Creative Nonfiction. I know it’s a reputable magazine and many writers would love to be included in their fine collection of personal essays, but I find this fee offensive. There are many of us writers willing to write and submit for free for the exposure alone but to have to PAY to even be considered? Shame on them.
If You Teach or Write 5-Paragraph Essays–Stop It
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU LISA! I have been searching for months for this sort of guidance. I write travel based narratives, but so many magazines are looking for “round ups” and other helpful articles, it was feeling like good old story telling was being sent to the sidelines. I think I’m now obsessed too Alexis! Time to get pitching.
Good luck everyone.