EPISTOLARY: Writers Write to Writers, Living or Otherwise

Julia Goldberg (ed.)


Publishing October 2017.

We are very pleased to announce the next of our fall 17 titles, and to introduce an exciting submissions opportunity! We’re also thrilled that award winning journalist and editor Julia Goldberg will be taking the reins and selecting submissions for publication.

“The history of the novel is inextricably linked with the act of letter writing; it was, after all, a project composing letters to be used by less accomplished writers (Familiar Letters on Important Occasions) that launched Samuel Richardson’s literary career and, some critics argue, the novel—more specifically, the psychological novel—itself. Letter-writing provides an intimacy and insight into the mind of the writer, making it an enduring element in fiction and a key facet in literary biography (how much better do we understand John Steinbeck, not to mention the nature of love, for having access to his 1958 letter to his son on the subject?). In this anthology from Stalking Horse Press, writers from diverse backgrounds and genres will write to the writers—living or dead—who influenced them, be it artistically, politically or otherwise. All letters must be longer than 140 characters. All approaches—lyric, academic, polemical—welcome.” – Julia Goldberg

Julia is nonfiction editor for the The Nervous Breakdown, an FM radio host, and a journalist with two decades of award-wining writing in investigative and environmental reporting, combined with innovative multi-media work. Julia previously served as editorial chair for the National Association of Alternative Newsweeklies board of directors, designing and coordinating national journalism workshops and web projects. Her work has been published by The Rumpus, Salon, The Huffington Post, Alternet, and others. She is a contributing writer and editor to Best Altweekly Writing 2009-2010 (Northwestern University Press). Her most recent book is Inside Story: Everyone’s Guide to Reporting and Writing Creative Nonfiction, published by LeafStorm Press.

Published contributors will receive a free copy of the finished collection.