The Globe And Mail Personal Essay
Must-read personal essay: Publications in The Sun Magazine have won Pushcart Prizes and been selected for Best American Essays — so if your story gets chosen, you’ll be in good company.And since the editors “tend to favor personal writing,” that I-driven nonfiction essay might just be the perfect fit.One of those essays, “The Roots of Her Story”, won a national writing award from the Professional Writers Association of Canada.And I was paid 0 for each of those pieces, a fairly low fee for 800 words, but a satisfactory arrangement, considering that I could say that my work had appeared in pays a writer for publication, they also pay for the right to sell that piece of writing from their electronic database.The best of these (and linking to most of the others) can be found at a fine resource called The Five Paragraph Essay.Take the time to explore and you’ll be ready to give a course on the subject.But if I were to submit an essay to Facts & Arguments today, that would not be the case.
But I didn’t fret too much about that because I had, after all, been paid for my work.
At a writers’ conference a number of years ago, Moira Dann, at that time the editor of the F & A page, suggested to a room full of writers that benefits from these essays.
It can boast – or celebrate, as it did last week – about the appeals of the Facts & Arguments page.
I sent a Letter to the Editor, but I didn’t really think it would be published – and I was right.
I wrote: The art of writing a personal essay is more difficult than readers may think.