I Do Words
Writer Editor Speaker Coach
Dubai St. Petersburg Kalamazoo
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How to Get Published in Literary Magazines now available!
Getting published isn't a lottery or a slim chance--it's the result of a thoughtful, deliberate submissions process. Learn how to identify your publication goals, judge your own level and find journals that are the right fit for your work.For beginners sending out your first finished pieces and experienced writers breaking into your dream markets, this book will help you develop a submissions process that supports your goals, advances your literary citizenship, and helps you write better.
Allison Williams separates myth from fact to provide crucial,no-nonsense advice on the practical side of being a writer, and she does it with deft humor. You couldn't ask for a better coach.~ Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer
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Guerrilla memoirist, essay writer and travel journalist, Allison K Williams has written about race, culture and comedy for National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and Travelers' Tales.
Her fiction has appeared in Crossed Genres, Smokelong Quarterly and Deep South; essays in Kenyon Review Online, Prairie Schooner, The Drum and Brevity. Her humor writing was a Mark Twain Award winner; she has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. As a storyteller, Allison has appeared onstage at London's Theatre Royal and Rich Mix, India's Filocafe, and is a two-time winner of The Moth StorySLAM.
She has been a Peter Taylor Fellow at the Kenyon Writers Workshop with Dinty W. Moore; a three-time Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts with Rick Moody, David Shields, and Dani Shapiro; and has received grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
Home base is currently Dubai, where "The Pork Shop" is a separate, dimly-lit room at the back of the supermarket. It's like buying meat porn.
As The Unkind Editor, I can help you get to one of two destinations:
A tight, well-written and compelling manuscript, an excellent query letter, and a better-than-average shot at agent representation and traditional publication;
An impeccably proofread, beautiful to look at, well-written book you will be proud to self-publish and share with friends and strangers alike.
It will take longer than you think.
It will cost more than you are planning.
I provide developmental editing, line editing, copyediting and proofreading, manuscript evaluations and writer coaching. After a sample edit of your writing and a preliminary consultation to determine your goals, we'll choose which type(s) of editing will best help your work.
After six previous rejections, McSweeneys is taking the Haggadah!!!!! I’m beyond thrilled! It sounds cliche but I couldn’t have done this without your help over these last few months. Truly. Your impact on my writing has been “YUUUGE!”
~Terry Heyman, essayist and comedy writer
~Ellen Gemme, memoirist
To my editor, thank you, thank you, thank you. There are editors and then there is The Unkind Editor. Your insight and expertise not only made my book stronger, but also made me a better writer.
~A. K. Mills, novelist
Self-Edit Like a Pro (includes live editing of participant pages)
Write Better With Social Media
Get Published in Literary Magazines
Building Genuine, Useful Author Platform
Seven Drafts to a Novel That Works
and a variety of writing craft talks and intensive workshops.
Allison is also available to lead workshops and retreats.
...I loved your presentation. It was jam packed with useful information — more so than most workshops I’ve attended at other conferences.
Your energy and expertise are inspiring. Thanks for ripping apart my paragraph. Ha! Seriously, I learned a lot. That's the point of a conference. You rock.
I have received the best take-home tools from your two workshops. Tonight, while waiting in line for Mary Karr to sign my book, I pulled out an essay I thought I had taken as far as I could revision-wise, and it was like I was looking at it with new eyes, and I marked it all up, and it is a better read for it.
...Appreciate many things about your presence and energy. Important to hear the valuable information you have to share. You believe in what you have to teach and give it your all. FABULOUS!
~Elizabeth L. Hainstock
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