My name is Rae Pagliarulo and I'm the new editor of The Writing Life series over at Hippocampus Magazine. Hippocampus works to publish the best creative nonfiction, and is proud to feature both established and emerging writers. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to curate this featured column, and to give new voices a chance to shine.
The Writing Life focuses on writers' reflections at the intersection of - you guessed it - writing and life. Writing can mean anything from freelancing, teaching, learning, publishing, workshopping, you name it. And life? Well, that's everything else - the families we care for, the identities we work to develop (sometimes in harsh conditions), the jobs we love or hate (or love to hate), the challenges we adapt to, the emotional trauma we work through, the communities we cling to or run from in order to find ourselves.
Through monthly columns over the next year, I want to bring new voices to the forefront, and I want to encourage all writers, especially those who identify as women, LGBTQ+, writers of color, or disabled to submit pitches or pieces. I want to give our readers the chance to learn about all kinds of writing lives, especially those who might traditionally be underrepresented in the literary magazine landscape.
Subjects can run the gamut: pieces on craft, conferences, politics, personal practice, literary citizenship, inspiring books or writers, and reflections on process are all welcome. Ideas that don't fit into anything I've described here? Just pitch or ask. Pieces should be around 1,000 words. You can reach me at:
rpnonfictionATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )