Guidelines for Psychology Today,
One True Thing
I invite anyone who is a published memoirist or novelist to send me a brief query. (I am particularly partial to folks with new books.) Please Please take a look at my blog for examples, and then send me a brief description of what you want to write so that we're on the same page. Also, please send me a target date for delivery of the essay so that I can slot you into the schedule.
Essays may relate to anything, as long as you stick to the theme of the discovery of your One True Thing. Please keep in mind that this is Psychology Today. It's best if this is a personal essay about something that happened in your own life. Also, please doesn't mention your book in the piece. There will be a bio at the end of the essay, and I often introduce the writer at the top of the essay. Links to your personal web site and the Amazon Page for your book will be included.
Essay's typically run 1,000 to 2,000 words. The beginning of your piece should pose a problem, a quest, or a theory that you can share with readers, arriving at "aha" moment towards the end.
Please note that I input blog entries on the first of the month and sometimes the 15th. If your essay is slotted for, say, June then I need it by April 15th to review. Also, I regret that I can't accept all essay proposals. Previously published pieces are sometimes accepted, but please make sure you have the copyright.
Thank you so much!