Every rejection letter starts something like this: ”Dear Ms. Jones, I am sorry to tell you that we are unable to offer you a fellowship/residency/admissions/whatever.” Then there is a statement like this, “We received a GAZILLION submissions from qualified applicants but we were only able…
We’re no strangers to hosting famous authors at Politics & Prose. But yesterday we were honored to host First Lady Michelle Obama yesterday morning for a signing of her bestselling book American Grown. As you can tell from the expressions on our staff members’ and owners’ faces…yeah, it was pretty great.
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
— Henry David Thoreau
Since, being a woman, I can’t be taken altogether seriously by the sort of male critics who rank writers 1, 2, 3 in the public press, I am free, I suppose, to do as I like.