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What I Wish I Knew As a Younger Writer

For our Application Week series, Sari Botton on writing for trade publications and what advice she wished she had received.





my writing mentor

of any kind

exterminatorsBody Fashions/Intimate ApparelBF/IA

BF/IAverrrryThe New York TimesNewsdayThe (Happy Accidents of the) Swing


Women’s Wear DailyHome Furnishings NetworkFashion Jewelry Plus!The Newspaper of Cardiology

This is what I want to do

And You May Find Yourself . . .reallyanything

it’s because you write

Sari Botton is the author of the memoir in essays, And You May Find Yourself...Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gen-X Weirdo. She is a contributing editor at Catapult, and the former Essays Editor for Longreads. She edited the bestselling anthologies Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NewYork and Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York. She teaches creative nonfiction at Catapult, Bay Path University and Kingston Writers' Studio. She publishes Oldster Magazine, Memoir Monday, and Adventures in Journalism.

Photo credit to Sylvie Rosokoff