Hey Nichole--I meant to ask you something today. Any chance that if I reviewed a friend's chapbook we could post it on your blog? I thought about spinning it so there's a short review (500 words or less) of the book, and a link for where to buy it, and then then Lucy's (the author's) top 5 submission/publishing tips. She's an accomplished and up and coming young poet. I know this is a major favor, but I don't have a blog right now, and I'd love to post this somewhere where there's an audience. If you don't want to, no biggie. I will ask around other places as well. Let me know! Thanks for everything, again.
Too cool. I'm glad you are enjoying the African stuff! We had an African fiction writer, Helon Habila, on the faculty at Mason (where I did my MFA). Great work. I am really sorry about FWJ and the general frustrations. I know FWJ has weird deadlines that are different based on genre. Your time will come back around...I know the nonfiction team, and they are pretty cool. Also, I think there's less competition in that area than on the poetry side, where we are ranked one of the "top 25 most challenging markets" on Duotrope. This tells me our poetry readers (including ME) are extremely picky...uh oh. Anyways, I will keep looking for possible homes for your work! Did you look at Silk Road Review? You might have even recommended them to me (?).
In regards to the Submission Mission chat on March 1st, I wanted to let you know that I can't host or even participate. It will be the first one I've missed! But, the chat falls on the first day of AWP. The conference begins on the 1st and ends on the 3rd (basically). So, I haven't "enjoyed" it yet, but I will tell you how it was once I get back! Also, I should get my book in the mail Tuesday. So exciting.
I'm glad you like the cover of my book. I like its abstractness. Yes, I'm a Chicagoan through and through. Left for 3 years for the MFA and couldn't bear it. Glad to be back! I would love to host the Submission Mission chat next month, but I will be at AWP and running around like a banshee! I don't think I can, but I'd love to do a tag-team thing in the future. I will look at your new posts soon, and I will respond to the interview questions (in a Word .doc) this week. I'll send my responses to your email. Does that sound okay? Also, regarding David Foster Wallace...have you seen this?
Hey...I just now finally got a chance to check out your blog! I'm loving your posts about David Foster Wallace and Gehry...I'm actually incredibly interested in visual arts too, and living in Chicago, architecture has always been a huge part of my life. So cool that you're working on this blog and actually getting feeback and comments! I'm just following up about doing that interview on your blog re: my book. No rush, just wondering when's a good time for you, and what you're looking to get out of it/how it might help your readers. Let me know.
Hi, Nicole. Thanks for checking in. The essay I'm working on is still in the works. What kinds of essays do you write? I tend to personal essays and memoir essays. Have a great writing day tomorrow. Best, Marilyn
Thank you for your thorough reply. I appreciate yor response.
I am in my third semester, so my focus is on the huge third semester project. I am currently involed in cross-genre critique which is a refreshing break from CNF eyes-only on my work. That said, I would look to revist this next semester--my final semester, so I could be as good a critique partner as you set out to be.
As an aside, where did you get your MFA, if that is not too personal? I am at Stonecoast in Maine.
I like the specifics of what you are looking for in a critique. Awesome!
I am a new participant to SW. I have lurked for a while.
Can you describe your critiquing methods, expected time frame, and amount of pages you are looking to exchange? Do you provide general or specific comments? How would others describe you are a critique partner?
I ask becuase I just exited a writing critique relationship. I perfer to do "in-person" critiquing, but am exploring other possibilities. I am also in a MFA candidate and have learned to ask these questions.
I hope you understand, and please ignore me, if this is all too much. I will not be offended. I am just super-super-super-super cautious about who gets a hand on my stuff.