A New Place for CNF Online: Longridge Review

Five years ago, with the prompt and inspiration of my friend Jason Keeling, I started a project called Essays on Childhood. What happened next far exceeded my expectations. The first call for “Essays on a West Virginia Childhood” led to subsequent calls for submission and new essays on place, wild things, male experience, and reflections… Read More A New Place for CNF Online: Longridge Review

A Mission Sneak Peek: Your Thoughts Needed!

The new online literary publication, Longridge Review, is coming together! LR will be somewhat similar to Essays on Childhood, but more formal. We will have a reading period, an editorial review of submissions for potential publication, and an accept or decline response system. In addition to Creative Nonfiction Essays, we will feature occasional guest columns on craft and… Read More A Mission Sneak Peek: Your Thoughts Needed!

West Virginia in Sunlight and Shadow: Writing an American Vignette

vignette (vɪˈnjɛt) – n. 1. a small illustration placed at the beginning or end of a book or chapter 2. a short graceful literary essay or sketch I’m in good company having been rejected by Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction (see “Wooing Brevity”); nonetheless, I dream of joining that other, smaller party —… Read More West Virginia in Sunlight and Shadow: Writing an American Vignette

Imbrogno, McClain, Barnhill – oh, and last call!

This week I am sharing some of my favorite excerpts from contributing writers’ work for the Essays on Childhood project. Contributors range from experienced professional writers to first-time essayists. TODAY is the LAST DAY to jump on board in 2013! Click here to find out how to join us this year: http://essaysonchildhood.com/contact-the-project/ * Something has broken in me.… Read More Imbrogno, McClain, Barnhill – oh, and last call!