50 Places to Pitch Your Travel Writing

At Spalding we have such a unique program. We get to travel to various places for our studies and experience new people, places, and ways of life. Because we have such a well-traveled group of alumni, it’s only fitting that we have travel stories. Whether you’re writing a city guide, an essay about your experience, or a how-to of making traveling easier, publications are looking for your work.

Maybe you’ve never thought to freelance before, especially for travel publications, but publications are always looking for new writing, and what better place to find it than from MFA grads?

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A Day in the Life- Janelle Fila

On this episode of A Day in the Life we meet Spring 2017 graduate Janelle Fila, a contemporary fiction writer (with a passion for magical realism) based in Janesville, Ohio. Beyond her fiction writing, She has also recently started an online literary magazine, YAmmering, for YA, children’s fiction,poetry, creative nonfiction and illustrations. Janelle has some great advice on how to juggle a busy life and make writing a priority.

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Now, let’s hear from Janelle:
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Spalding MFA Alumni Website Reveal

Good morning everyone! Your friendly content manager, Kellie Carle, here to welcome you to the new Spalding MFA Alumni website! I hope you have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy the social media series leading up to this moment. In this post, we will examine all the new features the alumni website has to offer as well as what to expect in the future. Continue reading

A Day in the Life- Amina McIntyre

On this episode of A Day in the Life we meet 2009 graduate Amina McIntyre, a playwright from Atlanta, GA. Amina gives us some great insight into her day-to-day life as well as plenty of advice on being more productive and overcoming writer’s block. If you’d like to be featured email me, my address is below.
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Instagram Essentials

I’m very excited to get started on this new series for Soaring. We’re taking a look at social media and what it can do for your writing career. Since it’s 2017, most people are online in one capacity or another.  This series is great for those of you who are still holding out on joining the party or for those who are online, but need some help using social media as a way to promote your writing and your brand.  In this post we’ll look at Instagram and go over some essentials for getting started and marketing ourselves as writers.

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Facebook Page Essentials

I’m very excited to get started on this new series for Soaring. We’re taking a look at social media and what it can do for your writing career. Since it’s 2017, most people are online in one capacity or another.  This series is great for those of you who are still holding out on joining the party or for those who are online, but need some help using social media as a way to promote your writing and your brand.  In this post we’ll look at Facebook and go over some essentials for getting started and marketing ourselves as writers.

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Intro to Social Networking for Writers

I’m very excited to get started on this new series for Soaring. We’re taking a look at social media and what it can do for your writing career. Since it’s 2017, most people are online in one capacity or another.  This series is great for those of you who are still holding out on joining the party or for those who are online, but need some help using social media as a way to promote your writing and your brand.

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A Day in the Life- Jessica Evans

On this episode of A Day in the Life we meet 2016 graduate Jessica Evans, a fiction writer and sometimes poet currently located in Lawton, Oklahoma. Jessica gives us some great advice she’s learned from her day job as a journalist and some insight into how she clears her mind to get ready for her fiction.  If you’d like to be featured email me, my address is below.
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7 Things To Do After a Conference

Now that AWP is over, it might be helpful to have a few actionable steps to follow up from the conference. I know I am completely overwhelmed after a conference, especially one the size of AWP, so it’s nice to have a list of things I need to do moving forward. Here are a few steps to take after a conference to help get the ball rolling.

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Interview with Katey Schultz

I’ve sat down with award-winning author Katey Schultz to pick her brain about her e-course, Katey’s Notes: an E-Course on Stewardship and Marketing. As writers it’s important to understand the business side of writing but usually, we haven’t studied business and it can be an overwhelming undertaking for people who just want to be creative. Katey Schultz has compiled her experiences and created an e-course that will more quickly and less expensively guide us through the marketing and promotion side of being a writer.

I wanted to talk with her about her process before and while creating this course if any of our alums might be interested in taking her course, or offering a similar type course on their own websites.

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