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"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."
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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'
"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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"Just tweeted it! #threethings Thanks for the idea."
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Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post 'Tell Me Three Things (About Your Book).'
"Three things, for My So-Called Ruined Life (Torrey House Press, 2014) 1. Teenage protagonist Tate McCoy navigates the normal highs and lows of adolescence against the backdrop of true tragedy--her mother's murder and her father's arrest as…"
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"Hey Kamy. I signed up for the newsletter, happily! And if you can send me an ARC of Wishful Thinking, I will consider reviewing your novel in Carmel Magazine. "
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"Hi Celine, I am also jazzed about what She Writes Press is doing in publishing. It's different from all the other options out there and it feels fairly ground-breaking. Congrats on your new novel.  Best, Melanie"
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Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post 'A Niche to Call Our Own: Building Vela Magazine'
"Beautiful, Amanda!  Hearing the whole backstory to Vela just makes me feel that much more committed to helping Vela do its thing. I will share this with my networks. I'd like to repeat, in BOLD, something you said above: I urge everyone to…"
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Melanie Bishop left a comment for Member News
"Amanda G., I reposted that on my SheWrites page. So excited about the Kickstarter for Vela, whose mission is in alignment with that of SheWrites--supporting Women Writers. "
Sep 23, 2014

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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.

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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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A Q&A with Kelly Sundberg, Author of “It Will Look Like a Sunset”

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

On the day I was finalizing my review of Kelly Sundberg's essay, "It Will Look Like a Sunset," I searched for her on LinkedIn and Facebook, found her both places, and sent her private messages. I identified myself as a fan, told her I was reviewing her essay, and asked if she'd be willing to answer a few…

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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

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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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