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Methodology and Camaraderie in the Writing Life

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"Absolutely! What is the best email address? I can send you a lot of info, and am happy to mail you a review copy as well! Thank you. Best, Jessica"
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"Hey Jessica, Can you send me some info on your book? I only review 3 books per issue, and it only comes out 4 times per year, but I will consider it. Just need to know more.  Congrats on the upcoming wedding. It's an incredibly gorgeous…"
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"Well-said, Brooke, as always. I will share this one widely. Thanks."
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Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post '[REALITY CHECK] - How to Make a Trailer to Promote Your Writing by Soniah Kamal'
"C.L. Kay, if you want contact info on the young woman (now 18) who did my book trailer, let me know. That trailer also won a best book trailer contest in Australia."
Mar 19, 2015
Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post '[REALITY CHECK] - How to Make a Trailer to Promote Your Writing by Soniah Kamal'
"Book trailers are such a great promotional tool. My book is a young adult novel and I hired a very talented and skilled 16 yr. old to make the trailer for me. She was the same age as my protagonist and she understood the book in the way of the…"
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Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post 'Tell Me Three Things (About Your Book).'
"Just tweeted it! #threethings Thanks for the idea."
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Who I am:
www.prescott.edu

This is the cool school where I've been on faculty for 18 years, and where I started a magazine--Alligator Juniper.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
No published books. Two unpublished.

Publish fiction and nonfiction in literary magazines.
My writing is:
Fiction, Memoir, Screenwriting
Services I offer to other writers:
I publish about 25 writers per year through the literary magazine I founded, Alligator Juniper. And I help encourage writers by writing, along with my staff, personal rejection letters to every writer who submits work.

Biggest service is probably that I teach creative writing, and have for eighteen years.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Nope.
My professional associations:
I'm founding editor of Alligator Juniper, a national literary magazine out of Prescott College in Prescott Arizona. For the whole thirteen year history of the magazine, I've been the fiction and nonfiction editor; three times we've won the AWP Director's Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines.

Melanie Bishop's Blog

Three-part Series on Writing Retreats

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 11:39am 0 Comments

Thanks to Jane Friedman for inviting me to write about writing retreats for her very popular blog.

Here's Part I

And after that, check out Part 2

Look for Part 3 next week!

Thanks for reading!

Melanie Bishop…

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Methodology and Camaraderie in the Writing Life

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

"Thanks to Glimmer Train for posting this snippet in their December Bulletin. How we get words on the page.

Amanda Giracca is a former student of mine. Reposting her news here.

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:12pm 0 Comments

Hello SheWrites Community! I'm an editor at Vela Magazine--an online publication of creative nonfiction and longform journalism written by women.

We started three years ago to address the gender byline gap by providing a space for women writers. We've just launched our first …

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At 3:45pm on August 14, 2015, Jessica Barraco said…

Absolutely! What is the best email address? I can send you a lot of info, and am happy to mail you a review copy as well! Thank you.

Best,

Jessica

At 6:02am on June 1, 2014, Brooke Warner said…

I'm not sure if this is the best or only way to leave this for you, Melanie. Can you confirm you get it? The post you're looking for was Kamy's. Here you go:

http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/thanks-big-five-but-i-d-rather-be-at-she-writes-press/

At 11:37am on November 6, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Waving hello, Melanie! Thanks for the friend reach out.

 

Meg

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At 6:56pm on October 26, 2010, Rebecca Anne Salem said…
Melanie is the greatest writing teacher any girl could wish for .... :) ..... !
 
 
 

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