Today’s guest blog post, on the topic of new non-fiction site, is brought to you by the creators, Amanda Klein and Allyson Wuerth.
Tell Us A Story
Tell Us a Story publishes stories that are true and happened to the author. We publish new writers and seasoned writers, amateurs and professionals, sad stories and happy stories, dead cat stories and best friend stories.
Everyone has a good story: it’s the story you tell when you first meet people or maybe only after you’ve known them a long time. It’s the story you tell when the evening gets quiet, or when everyone’s been drinking, or when there’s a fire and comfortable chairs around. It’s the kind of story that passes the time. Your close friends probably know this story by heart. But that’s because it’s a good story.
We publish one new true story every single Wednesday.
Tell us a story.
How it started…
Amanda Klein and Allyson Wuerth met in 1999 as graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh where Allyson earned her MFA in poetry writing, and Amanda earned both an MA in English and a Ph.D. in film studies. After leaving Pittsburgh, Allyson began teaching English at a private school in Connecticut and continued to write poetry until her son was born in 2006. Amanda, a film professor at East Carolina University, nurtured her own passion for writing with her film blog, Judgmental Observer, but still yearned to write stories as she had in college. Drawn to the art of the true story, Amanda approached Allyson with her idea for a blog that would allow both women the opportunity to read and write true stories. Allyson, excited to finally begin writing again, eagerly accepted Amanda’s offer and the two founded Tell Us a Story, a blog where writers, both seasoned and amateur, can submit their true stories. So far, the women have published writing about everything from dead cats to lost friends to wolf dogs. Happy to accept stories, flash-non-fiction, and poetry, they ask only that submissions reflect one’s best recollections of the truth. So, visit http://truestorystories.wordpress.com/submit and tell them your story! You can also find them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TellUsAStory.
Thank you, ladies.
Allyson Wuerth received her MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and teaches literature at a private school in Connecticut. When she’s not teaching or spending time with her own children, she’s purchasing stickers from the 1980s on Ebay. And Etsy.
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