34 min

Episode 242: Sarah Menkedick Longform

    • News & Politics

Sarah Menkedick is a freelance writer and the founder of Vela. Her upcoming book is Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm.

“I’d been rejected a ton of times—I had that 400-page thing that never became a book. So there were plenty of epic rejections that felt catastrophic. And I’d sort of arrived at this point where I was like: I’m living in my parents' cabin, and I’m pregnant, so whatever. F**k it. I’m gonna write whatever I want to write.”

Thanks to MailChimp and Blue Apron for sponsoring this week's episode.


@sarahmenkedick
sarahmenkedick.com
Menkedick on Longform
[00:15] The Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh
[01:00] Aaron and the Donut Dude
[01:15] Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm (Pantheon • 2017)
[01:15] Vela
[02:15] "Why don’t people take writing about motherhood seriously? Because women do it" (Los Angeles Times • Apr 2017)
[07:45] "A Wilderness of Waiting" (Vela • Feb 2015)
[09:15] "Good Pilgrims" (Harper’s • Jul 2014)
[17:30] "Living on the Hyphen" (Oxford American • Oct 2014)
[19:30] "Sarah Menkedick’s Four Books on Early Motherhood" (Vela • Aug 2015)
[22:30] "Written by Women" (Vela • Sep 2011)

Sarah Menkedick is a freelance writer and the founder of Vela. Her upcoming book is Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm.

“I’d been rejected a ton of times—I had that 400-page thing that never became a book. So there were plenty of epic rejections that felt catastrophic. And I’d sort of arrived at this point where I was like: I’m living in my parents' cabin, and I’m pregnant, so whatever. F**k it. I’m gonna write whatever I want to write.”

Thanks to MailChimp and Blue Apron for sponsoring this week's episode.


@sarahmenkedick
sarahmenkedick.com
Menkedick on Longform
[00:15] The Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh
[01:00] Aaron and the Donut Dude
[01:15] Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm (Pantheon • 2017)
[01:15] Vela
[02:15] "Why don’t people take writing about motherhood seriously? Because women do it" (Los Angeles Times • Apr 2017)
[07:45] "A Wilderness of Waiting" (Vela • Feb 2015)
[09:15] "Good Pilgrims" (Harper’s • Jul 2014)
[17:30] "Living on the Hyphen" (Oxford American • Oct 2014)
[19:30] "Sarah Menkedick’s Four Books on Early Motherhood" (Vela • Aug 2015)
[22:30] "Written by Women" (Vela • Sep 2011)

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