WTP Roundup: From the Editor

WTP Roundup: From the Editor

September 2017

We’re back! After an August hiatus, we inaugurate fall with WTP Vol. V #7. Don’t miss resin artist Mayme Katz; some unique analog and hand-painted photography; found-object sculpture by Robbii Wessen, and a moving story about life of an American in Israel by Sari Friedman. These are just highlights, so do check out the whole issue. Reminder that subscriptions are required, but we are free!

Especially noteworthy this month are newcomers to our editorial staff: I’m thrilled to announce that Sara London is coming on as WTP Poetry Editor. Her first poetry collection, The Tyranny of Milk (Four Way Books), is to be followed by her second, Upkeep, in 2019, and her poetry has appeared in The Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry Daily, Salamander, and The Common, among many others. She is also the author of two children’s books (HarperCollins and Scholastic). Other writing has appeared in venues such as Art New England, Provincetown Arts, The Cape Cod Times, The Iowa Review, and Design Times. She brings to WTP a wealth of editorial expertise, as former managing editor for The Iowa Review; editorial assistant for Scribner’s; fiction editor for Seventeen magazine; and poetry editor for Special Report.

Also a warm welcome to our two new feature writers, Jennifer Nelson and August Smith. With a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, Jennifer is a memoir writer, teacher, and former journalist. August presently is also writing for Mostly Midwest, and is editor of Cool Skull Press.

As mentioned in my last Roundup, we are seeking art correspondents from art-rich hubs, and I’m excited that the terrific painter Emilia Dubicki (interviewed this month) is coming on as our New York City correspondent. Her work is shown nationally and internationally, and she is the recipient of numerous residencies, including from the I-Park Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Wurlitzer Foundation. And welcome Susan Apel, who presently writes about the arts on her blog, ArtfulEdge, at dailyUV.com, and contributes reviews to arts magazines like The Arts Fuse and Delicious Line. She joins our WTP staff as art correspondent for the more rural areas of New Hampshire and Vermont.

This art-correspondent venture I hope to expand, as our budget will allow. For now, I’m still seeking just a handful of correspondents, and especially from such major metropolises as Boston, Chicago, and LA. But I am open to options—if you already circulate in a local art arena, and are interested in writing for us, let me know. Write-ups would only be seasonally, so not too time consuming. You do need an astute eye, and to frequent exhibitions; you do not need to be a phenomenal writer. That’s what I’m here for as an editor. You would be joining forces with WTP as one of the leading art venues on the Web, with almost 10,000 social media followers, and over 5,000 site users monthly. Give it some thought and I hope to hear from you. If you’re at all interested, email me at editor@thewoventalepress.net.

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