Editor Jean Hanff Korelitz is looking for (and, I’m told by e-mail, paying for) satirical college application essays for an upcoming anthology. Details at http://www.funniestcollegeessays.com.
A new Christian magazine, Thriving Family, is looking for 900-word first-person, true-life narrative humor articles. They request only full articles on spec for consideration. Payment is $250 on acceptance for first nonexclusive rights. Submit in body of e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robyn Jackson self-published her novel, “Lakota Moon.” She’s in good company with Willa Cather, Zane Grey, Mark Twain and Virginia Woolf.
The kids laughed out loud at Kristen Twedt’s first Crazy Cat story. So, she self-published it as an illustrated book. Then, she used 1stBooks to pubish a second book in the Crazy Cat series.