literary citizenship

What Comes Next: A Statement on Payment

Recently, writer Jessica Piazza opened a conversation regarding payment in the literary world, specifically regarding poetry (head over to her site poetryhasvalue.com to see writers and editors weigh in.) She was kind enough to invite me to share my views. I sent her my post below; it is as much a statement on payment as it is my views on the role of editors in advocating for new writing.

What Comes Next: A Statement on Payment 

I hold two separate stances on the idea of payment that create a whole ideology. First, payment for my work means little to me as a poet. Second, payment for your work means a great deal to me as an editor.  (more…)

Under the umbrella together, here in this heavy rain

Thanks to advice from my dear friend and writer Meghan McClure (and with her assistance), I’ve decided to start this website. There will be updates on writing: others, my own. And I hope to give attention to works worthwhile. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you like what you read.

Always,

Michael