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Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post '[PATH TO PUBLICATION] That Awkward Promotion Phase'
"Ah yes, Amalesh. I did not work with him but knew who he was. And many of my students were close with him. I was in meetings with Pramod sometimes, but didn't know him well. My husband, Ted, worked more directly with him. SMALL WORLD! "
Aug 12
Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post '[PATH TO PUBLICATION] That Awkward Promotion Phase'
"I don't recognize the last name, but I wonder if I worked with your son? What did he study?"
Aug 12
Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post '[PATH TO PUBLICATION] That Awkward Promotion Phase'
"Also, just realized we have Prescott College in common. I was on the Creative Writing/Lit faculty for 22 years. Just retired last June."
Aug 12
Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post '[PATH TO PUBLICATION] That Awkward Promotion Phase'
"Hey Elizabeth! Boy do I know this icky feeling of which you speak. If you think about it, promotion is a sales activity and most writers I I know are the LAST type of people to ever go into sales. And that's even if we're selling something…"
Aug 12
Melanie Bishop left a comment for Brooke Warner
"Hey Brooke! Yes, I got the post you sent me. Sorry I mistakenly remembered it as being you, not Kamy, who wrote it. Much appreciated!  "
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Brooke Warner left a comment for Melanie Bishop
"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…"
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Melanie Bishop left a comment for Brooke Warner
"Hi Brooke, Trying to find the original post from way back, where you explained why you were going to publish with SheWrites, rather than with one of the big publishing houses who'd offered you a contract. A friend of mine is inquiring about…"
May 31
Maretha Menichini Botha commented on the blog post 'Virginity and Potential'
"That's so true, Holly.  My problem is course, not really knowing when enough is enough, but I suppose as time goes by one gets more experienced at getting "things just right.""
Jan 31
Holly Welker commented on the blog post 'Virginity and Potential'
"I love revision and always have!  It's where most of the fun is for me.  I like trying to get things just right. "
Jan 30
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Maretha Menichini Botha commented on the blog post 'Virginity and Potential'
"Thank you for your advice about not letting your manuscript be seen and or sent to an agent or publisher in its "virginal state"  - whoa, did I learn the hard way.  One rejection after the other.  Now, I've just decided…"
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Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post 'Virginity and Potential'
"Patricia, I don't think we're ever "done" really. A piece can always get better, tighter, more precise, but we surrender at some point, and say that it's good enough to be circulating it. Even this blog post has been revised…"
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Patricia Robertson commented on the blog post 'Virginity and Potential'
"I struggle with revisions too. Sometimes feels like I spend one morning changing something just to come back in the afternoon to change it back. How do you know you are done?"
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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

Virginity and Potential

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 6:30pm 5 Comments

I should confess that I have never been a fan of revision. I preach to my students about its importance, but I am loath to embark on it myself. I want what I write to be right the first time. A creative writing professor once suggested I’d finally written a decent short story, but he thought it needed…

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Information on publishing text books?

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 3:33pm 0 Comments

Is there a shewrites group for those who are writing text books?

Write this Summer in Greece: Paros, Delos, Mykonos and Santorini

Posted on November 6, 2011 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

I want to make everyone aware of a new and very exciting writing retreat experience!…

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Anyone want to go to Greece?

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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.

 

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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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