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Cindy La Ferle

Great post. Do you have any advice for us on how to locate -- and pitch our essays to -- anthologies?

Kristi Tencarre

awesome advice and something I've been getting frequently: just begin. You never know where that essai will take you! Thanks!

Limner

This is off-topic, so please forgive me. Last night I finished reading Driving With Dead People. I enjoyed it so much I even read the acknowledgments, not wanting it to end. And on page 326 I read, "Barbara Abercrombie, friend, teacher, and grooviest of humans . . ."

Oh, how I envied (Envy is a sin I avoid!) Monica Holloway.

Before I've aged too much, I will save my ducats and take workshops with a handful of writers. Two of them are Barbara Abercrombie and Abigail Thomas.

See you in the future!

Barbara

Cindi - Good question - but not sure how to answer it. Usually we hear of anthologies through writer friends asking for contributions - Next time I hear of something I'll post it.

Kristi - Thanks for the comment. Yeah, just begin is the best advice I have to give.

Limner - So glad to hear you loved Monica's wonderful book! And thanks so much for putting me in the rarified company of Abigail Thomas. I'm a great fan of hers. And hope to see you in the future.

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