Reasons I Rejected your Submission

 

This summer, I have graciously been accepted to be an editorial intern for one of the best literary quarterly magazines in the country. I am responsible for various tasks, one of which is the processing of unsolicited submissions. I read around 20 submissions a day in between my other duties. I’ve compiled a list of some things that will make me reject a submission: Continue reading

URL’s of my creative work samples

Here’s a small sample of my creative work for an internship with Stone Ward’s Copywriting department. I hope to turn my literary linguistic mastery and imagination into persuasive marketing campaigns for great companies.
More work samples available upon request.

King Leopold’s Ghost review

King Leopold’s Ghost is an exploration into the mind of one of the central figures of modern imperialism, and how the influence of this 19th century mind reaches into the 21st century. This book is about “moral recognition”(1) of the atrocities that occurred in the Congo region of Africa under the imperial rule of Leopold II, king of the Belgians. Continue reading

The Felice Brothers- Favorite Waitress Review

An album review I did for Control Lit Mag

Control Literary Magazine

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FAVORITE WAITRESS TRACK LIST

1. BIRD ON BROKEN WING
2. CHERRY LICORICE
3. MEADOW OF A DREAM
4. LION
5. SATURDAY NIGHT
6. CONSTITUENTS
7. HAWTHORNE
8. KATIE CRUEL
9. NO TROUBLE
10. ALIEN
11. CHINATOWN
12. WOMAN NEXT DOOR
13. SILVER IN THE SHADOW

Famous for having recorded one of their first albums, in a chicken coop, the Felice Brothers’ latest effort Favorite Waitress brings just as much unfiltered Catskill Mountains grit. A mix of Americana and Folk, the new album makes for an easy listen. The first vocals on the album arrive in the form of a dog barking in the background, which invites the listener to pull up a chair with a cheap beer and a Styrofoam cup for a tobacco receptacle.

The band lost founding member and drummer Simone Felice after their last album, Celebration Florida, which some critics assert brought them back to the inspiration…

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