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Submit your CNF to this contest. Theme: with(out) pretending

So, I’m the managing editor for this little creative nonfiction (CNF) lit mag called Under the Gum Tree. We’ve published hundreds of artists and writers, and I manage a small staff of readers and editors.

May 18, 2018
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The obligatory AWP post: Tampa, 2018

Attending the AWP conference gets easier every year. What was once overwhelming is now energizing. Obviously, some of this is experience.

April 8, 2018
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Just talking about the season

So, it is fall. The teachers and the kids are back at school. If you’re lucky enough to be a student this time of year, you are looking at so many opportunities for growth and connection.

September 12, 2017
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Studying English for a career as a writer?

As we begin to gear up for the new school year, I’m thinking about studies and majors and careers. I’ve encountered quite a few wonderful young people recently who share my interest in language.

August 2, 2017
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Remembering Hoboken

Though I’ve lived in California pretty much since graduating from Rutgers College in 1993, anyone who knows me recognizes that you can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can’t take the Jersey out of the girl. 

November 11, 2016
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