About Alle

How to Pronounce “Alle”

Like the narrow road behind the hotel: alley.

What is About Childhood

About Childhood addresses questions writers, parents, and former children have about childhood: your own, your children’s, your parents; and the writing/publishing questions related to.

Where I Work

I am the Senior Nonfiction Editor for jmww journala beautifully designed on-line literary magazine that publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews and interviews. I am responsible for creative non-fiction and essays personal and literary. It’s not personal, but am not interested in academic essays. Length can run from 300 words to 3000. No previously published work, please.

Where I Publish

Fiction upcoming this summer in Best of Crack the Spine and Right Hand Pointing. Favorite publications include literary magazines such as Tupelo Quarterly, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Brevity (blog), Word Riot, TreehouseCrack the Spine, jmww, The Citron Review,  and Literary Mama; as well as journalism in Bust Magazine, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger (Contributing Writer).

“Wins” include: two-time finalist in Creative Nonfiction Magazine’s Essay Contest; semi-finalist in Screencraft’s Cinematic Short Story Contest, as well as semifinalist in Hippocampus Magazine‘s “Remember in November” Creative Nonfiction Contest; a Best of the Net nomination from Word Riot, First Place in The Richard Hugo House New Works competition, and two “Notable Essay” designations in The 2018 Memoir Magazine’s #MeToo Essay Contest.

I like to make videos in support of my pubications. Please see Read Alle Online.

Why  “On Publishing”, or: Who Do You Think You Are, Missy?

Once a month for six years straight, I produced a financially accessible  publishing seminars, bringing to Seattle agents and editors (mostly from NYC, but also from “The Coast”) who could give writers insight into publishing and contacts to help them do so.

In addition to producing the above (aka: The Richard Hugo House InPrint series), I teach; primarily at Hugo House, also at The University of Washington Extension and at area writing conferences. Past positions include an editorial/marketing internship at Seal Press, and marketing manager/assistant book buyer for the proudly independent Tree of Life Judaica& Books.

Why  “Parent and Child”

I write about childhood. Everything I did or did not experience as a child manifests in everything that is or is not going on in my life today. It therefore manifests in the lives of my children.

Perhaps because my writing draws from a disgustingly detailed history of dysfunction, I receive a number of questions for which I do not have the formal training to offer clinical answers. I answer purely from personal experience, striving to bring the focus back to writing. The ideas underlying these posts are not mine. One and all, they are the result of  the groundbreaking clinical work of Donna Bevan Lee and Pia Melody.

What does the “C.” stand for.

I’ll never tell. (Okay; it’s Cute. Because that’s what’s important.)

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