Editor Q&A with Amy Newmark of Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Editor Q&A with Amy Newmark of Chicken Soup for the Soul

I was recently interviewed by Chicken Soup for the Soul Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Amy Newmark for the Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast (check out all of their episodes for daily short and sweet doses of inspiration!), and she was kind enough to pop over to Beyond Your Blog to give us the latest on writing for her amazing series of books. Read on for the full interview. Q: Chicken Soup for the Soul is a household name, but for those who may not have had the pleasure of reading one of your many books, tell us about the types of stories … Read More

What happens when your essay is chosen for the Modern Love Podcast?

In Writing Inspiration by Rachel Pieh Jones | |

What happens when your essay is chosen for the Modern Love Podcast

In 2016 I got an email from Daniel Jones, editor of the Modern Love column in the New York Times in which he explained the podcast that was launching, based on the column. I love podcasts and was excited to listen but there have been over 600 Modern Love essays published and there was no way mine would make the list. I’m a small blogger with a few lucky clips in well-known places, no formal writing education, no connections, no writing community. I live in Djibouti where I’m the only blogger I know. A year later, I got another email. … Read More

Editor Q&A with Rudri Patel & Beth Burrell of The Sunlight Press

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Editor Q&A with Rudri Patel & Beth Burrell of The Sunlight Press

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner The Sunlight Press Editors, Rudri Patel and Beth Burrell. Rudri and Beth share everything you need to know about getting published in their paying publication, and also fill us in on their funding model and plans to pay writers more in the future. Q: The Sunlight Press is quite new! Tell us about the site and what made you want to start it. A: The Sunlight Press is a digital literary journal that provides a home to new and established voices. We welcome creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, reviews, photography, and artist reflections on their craft. We want to … Read More

7 Ways Writing Helps Improve Wellbeing

In Writing Inspiration by Francesca Baker | |

Deadlines can be panic inducing. Editors may be demanding. The search for commissions is draining. Trying to make ends meet can make you feel full of anxiety. Put like that, the dream of being a published author or journalist seems more of a nightmare. Sometimes it’s a wonder that we bother writing at all. But as well as a love of words, a passion for communication of ideas and information, and a creative impulse within, there is another reason to nudge us on. Writing can be brilliant for our wellbeing. Many writers testify to the benefits they find in their … Read More

Get Paid To Write About Mental Health: 12 Publications To Pitch

In Lists and Round Ups by Susan Maccarelli | |

In 2015 we published an article called 18 Places To Publish Your Writing About Mental Health Topics. This article has been so popular, we decided to level up and focus on publications that publish writing on the topic of mental health AND pay. Whether you like to write reported pieces, essays, informational pieces, or a combination, if your topic relates to mental health, we’ve got something on this list for you. HealthyPlace According to HealthyPlace Blog Editor Natasha Tracy, this site is the largest consumer mental health site, providing “information on mental health issues and medication both from a consumer and an … Read More

Editor Q&A with Rachel Sanoff of Hello Giggles

In Editor Interviews by Susan Maccarelli | |

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner HelloGiggles Features Editor, Rachel Sanoff. Rachel shares submission tips for the paying publication, content/topics she is looking for, how writing for HelloGiggles opens up opportunities to be shared in/by other TIME Inc. publications, and more! Q: HelloGiggles describes itself as a positive online community for women and has celebrity connections. Tell us more about the site for those who may not know. A: HelloGiggles was founded in 2011 by Zooey Deschanel, Sophia Rossi, and Molly McAleer. We publish 100+ news articles daily, covering everything from entertainment, health, politics, lifestyle, tech, and viral social media stories. … Read More

8 Ways To Understand And Deal With Negative Comments

In Tips & Tricks, Writing Inspiration by Mary Mclaurine | |

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One can always expect negative comments when a controversial piece is published, however, even the most innocent and well-meaning pieces can attract heartless comments. Like many published writers,  I’ve experienced my fair share. Here’s my advice. PEOPLE GET TO DISAGREE WITH YOU No matter how articulate you are as a writer, people will interpret your words their own way; often in complete opposition to what you intended. Some are lovely and supportive and others are deliberately cruel. What I always remember is that everyone is entitled to their opinion and it isn’t always going to agree with ours. That’s ok. As … Read More

So You Blew an Assignment. Now What?

In Tips & Tricks by Olga Mecking | |

So You Blew An Assignment - Now What?

I had a pitch accepted by my dream pub. I was going to be a “real” writer! So I secured interviews, printed out tons of pages of research materials, and set out to work. And then I blew it, and it was epic. But what happened, exactly? In short, life happened. I got sick, the kids were on holidays (again) and stayed at home all the time, and to add insult to injury, I realized, too late, that my source wasn’t the one I was looking for. Too proud to admit this wasn’t going to work out, I only let … Read More

10 Beginner-Friendly Publications for Your Personal Essays

In Lists and Round Ups by Susan Maccarelli | |

10 Beginner-Friendly Publications for Your Personal Essays

Personal essays are everywhere you look lately, and many of you love to write them. Whether they are your go-to format, or just something you dabble in from time to time, it can be intimidating when you are starting out placing your first personal essays. We’ve put together a list of ten publications that not only publish personal essays, but also love to hear from new writers! The Rumpus – Editor-in-Chief Marisa Siegel describes The Rumpus as “Great writing that might not find a home elsewhere.” They like unique perspectives and deep-dives into pop culture. They also plan to publish more … Read More

Editor Q&A with Kelton Wright of Headspace

In Editor Interviews by Susan Maccarelli | |

  Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Headspace‘s Managing Editor, Kelton Wright. Kelton shares the topics she is looking for (and not looking for), what to include in your pitch, payment details, response time and more! Beyond Your Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. If you purchase those items through my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link. Q: Tell us about Headspace and the accompanying … Read More