Over the weekend the Boston Globe published this optimistic article called Pleasing Mr. Postman. I find it encouraging because they interviewed Gen Yers who are into letter writing despite having been born in the age of e-mail. One of them (a 23-year-old) even owns a small stationery company. More proof that all people and all forms of communication can live together in harmony!
Archive for the ‘Essays’ Category
ModernLoveRejects.com is officially up and running. The first essay has been posted (written by yours truly), and we have an exciting line-up for the rest of the week. Please visit and leave a comment if you are so inclined.
I hope everyone had a splendid Easter weekend. Yesterday was the most gorgeous Easter day—weather wise—we’ve had in years.
My new website is up and running! It doesn’t have the full content yet, but I’m excited to give you a sneak peek. It’s is called Modern Love Rejects, and Modern Love, in this case, refers to the weekly NY Times column that appears in the Sunday paper. The Modern Love column has been around since 2004. Anyone is welcome to audition for the column by writing a 1,800 – 2,000-word essay and sending it to email@example.com. Many have made it in and plenty of others have not.
Among those who’ve been rejected are myself and, the site’s co-founder, Kiri Blakeley. We’ve both attempted and been rejected three times. Thus we’ve decided to create a place where the rejects could gather and post their not-good-enough essays. Other writers we know who’ve been rejected include: Alisa Bowman, Rachel Kramer Bussel, and Judy Dutton. They will be contributing essays for us. If you, or anyone you know, has been left brokenhearted by Modern Love, please get in touch with us.