BYB 058: Tell The Stories You NEED To Tell On The Big Roundtable With Senior Editor, Cissi Falligant

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Tell The Stories You NEED To Tell On The Big Roundtable With Senior Editor, Cissi Falligant - Beyond Your Blog Podcast # 58

Do you have a true story you’ve been wanting to tell? The Big Roundtable publishes long thoughtful nonfiction stories, and employs a selection process that veers away from the single-editor-as-gatekeeper mentality. In this interview, Senior Editor Cissi Falligant explains how the site operates, what they are looking for from writers, and the types of longform nonfiction they publish.Cissi and her fellow editors work closely with writers to help craft, edit and polish the works they publish. Don’t miss the amazing reading list Cissi provides, that is practically a self guided course in itself, or the long list of amazing opportunities/recognition The Big Roundtable writers have received as a result of being published on this truly impressive platform.

Tell The Stories You NEED To Tell On The Big Roundtable With Senior Editor, Cissi Falligant - Beyond Your Blog Podcast # 58

The interview includes

  • The four types of writers who get published on The Big Roundtable
  • Details about the types of longform narrative nonfiction The Big Roundtable looks for
  • What it means to ‘think like a novelist but act like a journalist’
  • How The BigRoundtable uses multiple readers to get away from the single gatekeeper editing mentality
  • The customized response you will receive whether or not The Big Roundtable publishes your piece or not
  • How long writers should be prepared to wait until they hear back & how often they publish new work
  • An extensive reading list that showcases some of the best writing on The Big Roundtable
  • The funding and payment model that pays writers $100 – $1,000+ per published work over time, with some earning as much as they might have with a major publishing house
  • Amazing opportunities/recognition for published work on The Big Roundtable
  • Things to look forward to from The Big Roundtable including books (available and coming soon), podcasts and more!

Resources

Beyond Your Blog Submission Services and Tech Services

Submit a Story to The Big Roundtable

Consider The Can – By Robert W. Fieseler

The Bridge To Sodom and Gomorrah – By Yepoka Yeebo

The Empire Strikes Back – By Noah Sneider

The Killers of Swaziland – By Shaun Raviv

Last Trip To Quetico – By Jim Doherty

The Boy Who Lived – By Douglas Grant Mine

My Journey To The New Jerusalem – By Sonja Sharp

The Robots of Resistance – By Luke Yoquinto

A Stranger Knocks – Jonathan Fink

The Man Who Jumped Out Of The Window – By Peter Birkenhead

In The Clearing Stands A Boxer – By Charles Euchner

Latter-Day Saint – By Daniel A. Gross

The Boys Who Loved Birds – By Phil McKenna

The Proper Weight Of Fear – Rachel Pieh Jones

Damage – By Mariya Karimjee

Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism (2014 – The Atlantic) – By Conor Friedersdorf

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die – By Erika Hayasaki

The Death Class: A True Story About Life – By Erika Hayasaki

Moonshine: A Cultural History Of America’s Infamous Liquor – By Jaime Joyce

Kill Me Now – By Jaime Joyce

A Blind Eye – By Aron Dana Rose

The Light In Beirut – By Stephen Franklin

Tales From The Great Disruption – By Michael Shapiro, Anna Hiatt, and Mike Hoyt

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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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