Jessica Conoley’s reading at the Uptown Arts Bar tonight!

Jessica Conoley’s reading at the Uptown Arts Bar tonight!

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in KC Writes, Promotions | No Comments

I’ll see you tonight from  7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the WTF stories for your earballs show! We’re at the Uptown Arts Bar. (3611 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111) for a night of unexpected adventure, laughter, and fun as we read our latest work. Be hypnotized by Dawn Downey’s creative essays, mystified by Annie Raab’s […]

Meet WTF on Friday, January 13th @ The Uptown Arts Bar

Meet WTF on Friday, January 13th @ The Uptown Arts Bar

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in KC Writes, Promotions | No Comments

I’m sure by now you know you’re invited to the WTF stories for your earballs reading on Friday the 13th from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at the Uptown Arts Bar. (3611 Broadway, Kansas City, MO)  I hope you can make it because I would like to see your face in real life. I realized some of […]

KC Creates Interview-Caleb Harman

KC Creates Interview-Caleb Harman

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 in Interview, KC Creates, KC Writes | No Comments

Caleb Harman is a hell of an artist and the penultimate creator—which is why I decided to make him the first non-writer interview in my podcast series. I know absolutely nothing about art, and was a little worried my lack of knowledge would lead to a crap interview, but it turns out creativity doesn’t care […]

January 13, 2017- Meet me at the Uptown Arts Bar

January 13, 2017- Meet me at the Uptown Arts Bar

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in KC Writes, Promotions | No Comments

One month from today I’ll be reading in the  WTF stories for your earballs show at the Uptown Arts Bar!  The WTF writers group hits the stage once again for a night of unexpected adventure, laughter, and fun as we read our latest work. Be hypnotized by Dawn Downey’s creative essays, mystified by Annie Raab’s magical […]

KC Writes Interview-Jason Preu

KC Writes Interview-Jason Preu

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | One Comment

If you ever have the chance to see Jason Preu read live GO. You won’t regret it. The way you look at writers and readings will be forever changed. His mad skills with words and captivating stage presence are just a few of the reasons why I wanted to sit down with Jason for the […]

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 […]

Book Review-Arts & Numbers by Elaine Grogan Luttrull

Posted on Oct 15, 2016 in Review | No Comments

I did a bit of extra writing for the Whispering Prairie Press newsletter this month. I’d read Luttrull’s book and found it extremely helpful, so WPP decided to include my review in this month’s newsletter. You sold your first piece of work! Hooray! Congratulations! Celebrate that check, because it is a major moment of creative […]

KC Writes Interview-Angela Cervantes

KC Writes Interview-Angela Cervantes

Posted on Oct 1, 2016 in Interview, KC Writes | No Comments

For this month’s KC Writes interview, I put on my Managing Editor hat and put away my podcast recorder to speak with Angela Cervantes.  Angela is a middle grade writer based in Kansas City; we met at the Missouri Writers Guild Convention in March of this year.  I sat in the audience during her presentation, […]