BYB 047: Submit Personal Narrative-Driven Essays To Kveller, With Editor Molly Tolsky

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Submit Personal Narrative-Driven Essays To Kveller With Editor Molly Tolsky - Beyond Your Blog Podcast #47

I’ll just go ahead and start with this thought: If Mayim Bialik chooses to write for Kveller, then shouldn’t we all? Enough about my Blossom/Beaches/Big Bang Theory obsession. Kveller is a site for those who want to add a Jewish twist to their parenting, and Editor Molly Tolsky is in the house to tell us exactly what they are looking for in the submissions department!

Submit Personal Narrative-Driven Essays To Kveller With Editor Molly Tolsky - Beyond Your Blog Podcast #47

The interview includes

  • What the word kvell means and how to correctly say it (tip: don’t take lessons from Susan)
  • Why Kveller might be a great place to publish certain stories, even if you are not Jewish 
  • 2 star pieces on Kveller that capture the tone of the site AND have done well with readers
  • What Molly wants you to write about in your submission
  • When you should submit seasonal pieces
  • Who at Kveller will lay eyes on your submission and the ratio of submissions to acceptances
  • Molly’s comments on paying writers and how quickly an editor will get back to you after you submit
  • The writing qualities that shout ‘This is for Kveller!’
  • How Kveller readers often become writers
  • Molly’s favorite sites to visit as a reader as well as her writing goals
  • What’s next for Kveller

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Molly Tolsky: Twitter

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About the Author

Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

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