This weekend I received an email from an editor. I’m glad I was sitting down…
I just read your essay “The Stages of Civility” on Post Road, and really enjoyed it! I especially loved the way Southern Missouri bloomed on the page, and how you render Wade so sweetly and disdainfully–such a complex character.
I am the Non-Fiction editor of [redacted]. We’re always looking for quality Non-Fiction, and would love to read a submission by you. Looking forward to following your writing and future memoir. All the best.
A nice note like this, for no reason at all? There are good people in publishing. There just are. And for this I say, Thank You.