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Who I am:
My debut novel, CUTTING TEETH, will be published in Spring 2014 from St. Martin's Press. My work has been featured in The Millions, Guernica and other publications.
I am the founder and director of The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop, Inc., 1700+ NYC writers since 2002.
Graduate of The Iowa Writers' Workshop, Fiction, 2002
University Professor (University of Iowa, Hofstra University)
Represented by Maria Massie of Lippincott, Massie & McQuilkin
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Twitter: @juliafierro
Website: http://juliafierro.tumblr.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/julia.fierro.52
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Cutting Teeth, A Novel (St. Martin's Press, Spring 2014)

Contributor to Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer - Bret Anthony Johnston (Editor)

Interviewed in DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education - Anya Kamenetz
Media outlets that I currently write for:
The Millions
Huffington Post
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts, Lit Crit
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I review books, film and television.
Services I offer to other writers:
Sackett Street offers all levels of Fiction and Creative Nonfiction workshops, as well as Poetry, Manuscript, Flash Fiction, Creative Studio and MFA Application Prep workshops.
We recently added a Gay Narrative Workshop and a Writing Parenthood Workshop.

Sackett Street workshops are limited to eight writers and include the opportunity to have work critiqued in class, written feedback from both the instructor and classmates, and a private consultation with the instructor.
Sackett Street workshops are limited to eight writers and meet in the instructor’s home. They include the opportunity to have work critiqued in class, written feedback from both the instructor and classmates, and private consultations with the instructor. To register, please complete the application at http://sackettworkshop.com/apply.html

Sackett Street instructors are available for private manuscript consultations and MFA Application consultations.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop / http://sackettworkshop.com/index.html
My professional associations:
The Iowa Writers' Workshop
Pen America Member
Brooklyn Writers' Space
Pen Parentis
I found out about She Writes from:
the wonderful Anna Solomon

Julia Fierro's Blog

My novel Cutting Teeth made The Millions "Most Anticipated 2014 Book" list

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 11:26am 0 Comments

I'm thrilled about Cutting Teeth making The Millions "Most Anticipated 2014 Book" preview, the very list I turn to each year right before I make my must-read lists and go on a preorder binge.

Publishing and Prejudice: 5 Female Writers (including yours truly) Weigh in on Sexism in the Literary World

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 4:43pm 0 Comments

It's an honor to be included in this thought-provoking article on sexism in the literary world along with four seriously brilliant writers (who also have a great sense of humor) …

My PEN American interview featured on Maria Popova's BrainPickings "Explore"

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Thrilled to have my "PEN Ten" interview with Julia Fierro featured on Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings project, Explore.

Brain Pickings has long been one of my favorite sources for inspiration—every post informing and revealing. 

Thank you to …


'5 Under 35' National Book Award nominees all women

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 12:31pm 0 Comments

Congrats to the '5 Under 35' National Book Awards honorees—for the first time, all women!

I’m honored to be interviewing the nominees on video at the annual party on November 18th at powerHouse Arena in Dumbo.

Carrie Brownstein, acclaimed musician and a creator, writer, and star of Portlandia, will host the event. Author Fiona…


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At 8:28pm on September 12, 2013, Alma Luz Villanueva said…

I definitely write sex scenes and still find it challenging, but wonderful and human... love your blog here. I encourage my students to insert an obviously missing sex/love scene, even as an exercise but DO IT, feel it, get right inside of your character's skin/mind/heart. 

At 8:22pm on September 12, 2013, Alma Luz Villanueva said…

Gracias, Julia...this writing circle of dreamers.

At 11:47pm on March 28, 2013, Adrie Fleur said…

Thanks for the friends request Julia! Looking forward to see you around SheWrites and your posts on Tumblr!

At 8:00pm on March 28, 2013, Maria Murnane said…

Hi Julia, thanks for your friend request-- are you a fan of my blog? Or my novels? I'm always curious. :)

At 6:33pm on March 28, 2013, Kim Steadman said…

Hi Julia!  Thanks for the connection.  It will be great to network =)

At 4:25pm on March 28, 2013, Julie Luek said…

Hi Julia-- thanks for the friend invite. Love networking with other writers. Julie

At 12:23pm on March 18, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Sorry -- should have included link: http://www.megwaiteclayton.com/1stbooks 

I host a guest author each Wednesday. I publish with Random House/Ballantine, but am an equal opportunity book word spreader!


At 12:21pm on March 18, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Julia, just saw your post in the novelist thread on the sale to SMP. Congrats! If you are interested in doing a guest post on 1st Books when it releases, do let me know. I know it's a long way away, but I do book forward pretty far, so keep it in mind and let me know when you know your pub date if you're interested. Post run on Wednesday on my blog, and then rerun here on the Friday. I've hosted quite a few SMP authors.



At 8:31am on February 19, 2013, Deborah J. Brasket said…

So happy to add you to my "friends" list.  I look forward to getting to know you and your work better.

At 4:40pm on February 10, 2013, Edith O Nuallain said…

Hi Julia, thanks for the friend request! xxx


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