Novella Article Hits Time Out: New York.

John Madera’s article on the Novella had over 60 authors write in with their favorites. John and I met last week for the first time ever and talked shop: families, childhoods, writing journeys, chapbooks, fiction, reading, writers, teachers, MFA programs, both full time and low-residency, Gordon Lish, Amy Hempel, Molly Gaudry (all good), Matt Bell (all good), Quarterly Conversation, New Pages, and his Novella project. He mentioned that writers are now contacting him directly, asking to submit their own favorites list, like mine.

Now it seems John is receiving some media foreplay from Time Out: New York, writing a mini blurb about his project and website.

It is just a matter of time before someone pays John to write the authoritative book on novellas and their utterly confusing rules.

About J. R. Angelella

J. R. Angelella is the author of the popular debut novel ZOMBIE: A NOVEL (Soho Press) and a contributing author to the murder-mystery anthology WHO DONE IT? (Soho Teen), benefiting the nonprofit organization 826NYC. His short fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including Sou’wester, JMWW, The Collagist, Literary Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal and The Nervous Breakdown. His short story “Sauce” won the 2012 Short Story Contest held by The Coachella Review. He received a BA in English Literature from Ithaca College and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He taught creative writing at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City and currently teaches professional writing at the University of Maryland at College Park. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, the writer Kate Angelella.
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3 Responses to Novella Article Hits Time Out: New York.

  1. John Madera says:

    Hey Ross, Thanks for this. I really enjoyed our discussion too and I hope we can sit down again soon. And thanks for the shine about the TONY blurb. I’ll take your prediction as encouragement to start putting together a book proposal.You know, I just got one of my things accepted for a print publication (my first!)by Jac Jemc who’s guest editing the next issue of Little White Poetry Journal. A key found the right door (as you’d put it).Things are coming together. While certainly not taking flight, it is a lift.Oh, when you get a chance, check out the new version of http://www.thechapbookreview.comOther reviews have come in since we spoke. The first issue is going to be off the hook!Sooner,John

  2. Molly Gaudry says:

    Seeing “Gordon Lish, Amy Hempel, Molly Gaudry” like that just gave me a mini heart attack. Wowsa. I’m in shock. Thanks for making my day!

  3. John Madera says:

    Hey Molly,Now the question is, when are the three of us going to sit down for a chat?

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