A few months ago, I mentioned I had been selected for Z Publishing’s Emerging Writers project, which is pretty exciting as it is. A few weeks ago, I received an email from their main offices again; this time, they were spearheading a best-of anthology of all of their selected writers, and compiling them into America’s Emerging Writers, and my submission had been selected!
From the publisher:
There is a troubling catch-22 that exists in the world of publishing: in order to be published—at least by any of the major houses—you must already have been published. Inevitably, this cycle leaves the aspiring writer with the pressing question of where to begin. This is why, in the winter of 2017, we started our Emerging Writers series—to showcase the work of talented writers and poets who may otherwise not have had the opportunity. Nearly two years later, those efforts have culminated in perhaps our most ambitious project to date. In America’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction, 40 of our favorite up-and-coming writers from across the nation join together to share their words. Covering a wide array of genres and topics, these young talents will amaze you. Containing one essay per writer, this anthology is a compelling introduction to the great wordsmiths of tomorrow.
Of course, I was all too happy to participate! With my own debut underway, this was quite a pleasant surprise. I’d urge you to pick up a copy; not only to read my essay “Permafrost,” but to enjoy the lovely writings of other quality writers!