So many of your interests overlap with the possibility to travel or write, or stay put and write, and get paid to do so.
If you’re looking for places to publish your work, check out these opportunities.
Stay in touch and let me know if / when you get published.
Yoga Journal is hitting the road. From the website: “Beginning in April of 2017, we’ll send two dedicated practitioners around the country to capture imagery (photo and video) and write about the culture of yoga in 22 cities. You’ll interview the best teachers, practice in the best studios, and share this inspiring journey through social media.”
For more information, or to apply, check out the link: Live Be Yoga Tour
Matador Network is always looking for a few good stories. Scroll to the bottom of the homepage and click on the “Contribute” link under RESOURCES for story guidelines.
WANT TO STAY HOME, BUT SEE YOUR WORDS OUT IN THE WORLD?
FUSE National, is a forum for undergraduate student literary journals. Check out the “Comprehensive Directory of Journals” link for a long list, with hyperlinks, of journals dedicated to publishing the finest undergraduate work.
Be well, writers.
What is this?
Why do I care?
An ant hill?
What kind of ants?
Where did they go?
All photos by Catherine Keefe
Green Gulch Farm Photo Credit: Catherine Keefe
These snippets are taken from the prologue of The Best American Essays, Seventh College Edition, edited by Robert Atwan. They’re gathered under the title “Essayists on the Essay.”
“What is an essay…All you can safely say is that it’s not poetry and it’s not fiction.” -Justine Kaplan
“…essays take their tone and momentum from the explicit presence of the writer in them and the distinctiveness of each writer’s perspective.” – Susan Orlean
“I am predisposed to the essay with knowledge to impart…” – Joyce Carol Oates
“An essay is not a scientific document…More than being instructive, as a magazine article is, an essay has a slant, a seasoned personality behind it that ought to weather well.” -Edward Hoagland
“Essays, in the end, are not monologues.” – Edwidge Danticat
“A genuine essay feels less like a monologue than a dialogue between writer and reader.” – Kathleen Norris
“There’s nothing you cannot do with it; no subject matter is forbidden, no structure is proscribed.” – Annie Dillard
“We speak a good deal these days of the loss of community, and many of us feel that we have lost therefore something very precious. Essays can move us back into this not-quite-lost realm.” – Mary Oliver
“The material is the world itself…” Annie Dillard
You know you’d like to see your fine words in print.
How about submitting to a literary magazine published just for you? Outrageous Fortune is, according to its website, “the first online literary magazine created for undergraduates by undergraduates.”
If you’re interested, check out the Submission Guidelines here.
If you’re still interested, get busy editing and burnishing your work to a high gloss.
Spread the word. Oh yes, and show a little gratitude. If you like the concept, send a thank-you to the editors for taking time to create a space for writers just like you.