I was so excited to be featured in Splitsider, the comedy news site, last week. The great writer Karen Chee interviewed me on Twitter, the book deal, and The Belladonna for the site's "Follow Friday" column.
I'm unbelievably excited and proud to announce that my first satirical book, co-written with the other Belladonna editors Carrie Wittmer, Brooke Preston, and Fiona Taylor, is going to be published this fall!!
An expanded version of our viral McSweeney's piece (which you can read here), the book will be published by Dutton/Plume (imprints of Penguin Random House) in the US, and by Sceptre (an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton) in the UK in NOVEMBER 2018!
For our one-year anniversary on February 13th, we received press in some of our favorite outlets including Bust, The Interrobang, and The Billfold. Check out those three clips below!
I have a co-written piece that is being shared A LOT on McSweeney's - brainstormed over a very fun gchat and google doc session with The Belladonna Editors. I really love this piece!
The class starts Monday, March 5, and goes until Monday, April 9th. All classes are from 6:30 - 9:30pm at Magnet Training Center, 22 W. 32nd St.
Course description below:
"Is it your dream to write and publish humor? Is it your more realistic dream to make some money doing it? Do you have no idea how to do either?
In this one-day, four-hour workshop, students will learn to conceive, draft, polish, and learn how to submit humor pieces from two writers and editors of v. popular humor sites.
Students will split into groups and spend 90 minutes with Elissa Bassist (founder and editor of Funny Women on The Rumpus), then 90 minutes with Caitlin Kunkel (co-founder and co-editor of The Belladonna).
Both will teach you every tip and trick they know about the practicalities of forming a comedic premise, pitching, and acquiring clips and publishing credits.
The final hour will be a mixer/problem-solving session with Elissa and Caitlin who will share secrets about venues, freelancing, and the rule of three.
Good news: Students will walk out the door with early drafts of two publishable pieces that will pay for this class, if all goes well. BYOB."