Mila Jaroniec

Instructor & Writer
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Mila Jaroniec is the author of two novels, including Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover (Split Lip Press). Her work has appeared in Playgirl, Playboy, Ninth Letter, Joyland, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, PANK, Hobart, X-R-A-Y, The Millions, NYLON and Teen Vogue, among others. Her popular Catapult workshop, 40,000 Words in 40 Days, was featured in New York Magazine.


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Cover Photo: This photograph shows a crooked tree in the foreground of a misty forest. The atmosphere feels strange and kind of magical.
What Does Your Novel Want?

What I was trying to write was a book that lent itself to connectivity, a book that was true for me that others could access too. I did this by establishing a consistent “want” for my protagonist.

Nov 21, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a close up of a globe, but instead of the earth, we see constellations. There is a drawing of the constellation underneath the star points (for example, you can see a bear underneath ursa major and a lion under leo).
What Matters Most Is Showing Up

If I can write a novel on no sleep, no time, no artist’s life, no fancy residency, and under massive amounts of pressure, someone else can too.

Jun 07, 2021