The Sunday Spotlight Category

The Sunday Spotlight: Writer, Editor, & Publisher Janna Marlies Maron

My introduction to Janna Marlies Maron came when my essay “Something to Do with Baldness” was accepted for publication at Under the Gum Tree, a reader supported, full-size, quarterly literary arts magazine that specializes in creative nonfiction, with visual artwork and photo essays alongside feature essays and four regular department sections: Fork and Spoon, Soundtrack, 24 […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: Writer Jodi Paloni (Including a Book Giveaway of Her Linked Story Collection: They Could Live with Themselves)

Today’s featured writer: Jodi Paloni  The featured writing: They Could Live with Themselves (including a free giveaway copy of her book!)  The Sunday Spotlight has been on a hiatus lately, with the busy summer months. When I began this series, I posted a new spotlight every week. It was great fun and super inspiring (check out […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: In Memoriam, Writer Christy Bailey

The featured Writer: Christy Bailey The featured writing: “El Pañuelo,” published at Hunger Mountain Today, May 1, is Christy Bailey’s birthday. She was born in Houston in 1967 to Margaret and David Bailey, elder sister to Melanie, and aunt to Lindsey and Grace. Christy would have been 49 years old today if her life hadn’t been […]

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Winner of Last Week’s Giveaway

Last week on The Sunday Spotlight, I featured the new issue of Hunger Mountain, No. 20 Edges and offered a free copy to be given away, chosen from those who left a comment on the post. As promised, I’m posting the winner today. But first I want to mention that only two people (!) entered […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: Hunger Mountain No. 20 “Edges”

The Sunday Spotlight has returned! I’m moving back into the column slowly, so rather than featuring one particular writer’s work with an interview, this week’s installment features the publication of Hunger Mountain: The VCFA Journal of the Arts’ newest annual print issue No. 20 “Edges,” which is fresh off the press and made its debut at […]

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The Sunday Spotlight on hiatus for AWP

The Sunday Spotlight is on a brief hiatus! I meant to post last week to give everyone a heads up that I’m taking a break and that it will indeed return! Expect the next feature in 2-3 weeks. I traveled to Los Angeles this last week for the AWP (Associated Writers & Writing Programs) conference, […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: Writer Chelsea Biondolillo

Today’s featured writer: Chelsea Biondolillo The featured writing: “Lovesong” published at Diagram. I met Chelsea a year ago when I took one of her generative creative nonfiction workshops online through Apiary Lit and then met her in person during lunch with a small group of badass women essayists during the AWP conference in Minneapolis. Through this interaction, […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: Writer John Proctor

Today’s featured writer: John Proctor The featured writing: “Meditating Underwater” published at Atlas & Alice. John Proctor—not that John Proctor, as he notably distinguishes himself (via his website address) from The Crucible‘s hard-on-his-luck character—is a fellow graduate of mine from Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA in creative nonfiction) and an editorial colleague at Hunger […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: Writer Penny Guisinger

Today’s featured writer: Penny Guisinger The featured writing: “Marriage” and “Marriage Two” published at Bluestem, excerpts from Penny’s new book Postcards from Here, a semi-finalist for the Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award published by Vine Leaves Press (February, 2016), available in paperback and as an ebook.  When I received my copy of Postcards from Here in the […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: Poet & Renaissance Woman Elizabeth J. Coleman

Today’s featured Poet: Elizabeth J. Coleman The featured poem: “One Way of Looking at Grace” published at Per Contra: An International Journal of the Arts, Literature, and Ideas. While my focus here on The Sunday Spotlight is to feature new and emerging writers, and technically with two chapbooks, two full poetry collections, and a work […]

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