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
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!
Recently I’ve had several people approach me about my essay writing process. I enjoy thinking about the craft of writing, so it was simple for me to jot down a few bullet points to share by e-mail. Because I wanted to respond to the questions right away, I wrote the following thoughts quickly. Later, when… Read More “How Do You Write An Essay?”
I have very specific memories of the first time I ever saw certain people. It’s an odd phenomenon in that I don’t know any reason when I first lay eyes on these folks why the memory instantly becomes fixed. In each case, however, such people become important to my life. My husband is one of… Read More Writing My Way Home: Silas, Swago, and The Farm Dogs
Essays on Childhood now publish on their own website! Read the latest here: Moving the Soul | by Brent Aikman. Motorcycles, dreams, freedom, and more . . . thank you, Brent, for sharing this fantastic essay.
Congratulations to Esse Diem friend and partner Jennifer Blake Waggener for her essay’s acceptance into Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion. Jennifer’s essay, “Fade to Black,” first appeared on her own private blog in 2006. She generously shared it with Esse Diem in… Read More Waggener Essay Published in “Chicken Soup” Series
Today I am pleased to introduce the new Essays on Childhood site format. It’s more writer-reader friendly than our original site, with lots of white space and the extra links greyed out or hidden. It is a much better format and visual experience, and showcases our writers’ work well. In addition to the new site design, we… Read More Editor’s Update: New Design, New Essay