When I first came across Full Grown People a few months ago, I was sucked into reading essay after essay and extremely impressed by the quality of writing. I quickly subscribed so I could read the 2 new essays published each week, and added it to the list of places I’d love to get published one day. I started hearing people talk about the site in the same breath as such coveted sites as New York Times Motherlode, and Brain, Child, and went off to beg its founder, Jennifer Niesslein to chat with me about how my readers can get published there, and vie for a spot in one of her awesome anthologies associated with the site. She agreed and I’m sharing that interview with you today!
The interview includes
- Why Jennifer made the SHIFT FROM WRITING ABOUT MOTHERHOOD with Brain, Child, to WRITING ABOUT ADULTHOOD with Full Grown People
- What ALCHEMY AND SUBMISSIONS have in common at Full Grown People according to Jennifer
- Whether Full Grown People will publish PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED work
- Details about how Jennifer works with writers during the EDITING PROCESS
- The balance of REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS VS. NEW WRITERS at Full Grown People
- The NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS Full Grown People regularly receives
- HOW LONG BEFORE YOU HEAR BACK on a submission, and whether you will hear back
- How Jennifer compiled her FIRST ANTHOLOGY FOR FULL GROWN PEOPLE from the amazing submissions to her site, and HOW YOU CAN GET IT – hint: as Amazon-spaz Susan needed to be reminded, it is NOT on Amazon.
- The book you should read to get familiar with the quality of writing that makes it into a FULL GROWN PEOPLE ANTHOLOGY
- PLANS FOR FUTURE FULL GROWN PEOPLE ANTHOLOGIES, including how many, timing, how to be included, and topics!
- THREE POSTS YOU WANT TO READ to understand the ‘alchemy’ Jennifer talks about with great posts on Full Grown People
- What it is that makes Full Grown People such A COVETED SPOT FOR HIGH QUALITY WRITERS
- Practically Perfect in Every Way: My Misadventures Through the World of Self-Help–and Back
- Brain, Child
- Love And Death at the Gas Station: A French Suicide
- Gina Easley Photography
- Full Grown People Submission Link
- Antonia Malchik
- Jessica Handler
- Sara Bir
- William Bradley
- Full Grown People’s Greatest Hits, Volume 1
- Megan Stielstra – Once I Was Cool
- Pushcart Prize Nominations
- Animal House – Jodi Mace
- A Mild Suspension of Effort – Jamie Passaro
- Seafoam Salad – Gayle Brandeis
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