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I paid $600 to a research institute and drove to Texas…The tester people came back and said, “You would be good at disaster management and writing.”

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Glamour magazine’s response to appropriating reader content inquiry.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Essay | No Comments

From: Glamour Letters <letters@glamour.com> To: “jessica@jessicaconoley.com” <jessica@jessicaconoley.com> Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:48 PM Subject: Re: You Said It Hi Jessica, Thank you for contacting Glamour to share your thoughts on our essay contest. We value your feedback, and I have passed your email along to the top editors, including Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive. We thank you […]

Does Glamour appropriate content under the guise of contests?

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 in Essay | 2 Comments

Dear Glamour, I love that you are so excited to hear about your readers “Amazing Real-Life Stories!” It’s so generous of you to offer one person $5,000, a chance for publication, and the possibility of meeting with a literary agent. This really is an opportunity that could make one person’s dreams come true! I went […]

Mary Poppins and my right to VOTE

Mary Poppins and my right to VOTE

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 in Essay | 2 Comments

I’ve decided to take November off from blogging, social media, and newsletters.  I’ll be challenging myself and participating in National Novel Writing Month.  The general idea is 50,000 new words on a novel by the end of the month.  I am an uber slow writer, so this seems insanely difficult and unattainable to me—but I […]

My Great Escape by jessica ConoleyThis collection of short essays hits home with anyone who has ever dreamed of earning a living by doing something they love. Join Jessica Conoley as she escapes her Evil Corporate Job and finds her footing starting a career in creative writing. Conoley’s distinct voice, direct style, and quiet humor offer insights into a journey so many of us are ready to take.

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