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Welcome to Send My Love to Anyone!
Being featured by Substack means I also woke up to hundreds of new subscribers, so I thought I should do a post letting new readers know what this newsletter is all about and what you can expect!
Welcome to Send My Love to Anyone.
Yesterday I woke up to the exciting news that Substack had featured Send My Love to Anyone on the homepage!
They even gave me a little image to celebrate this moment.
Being featured means I also woke up to hundreds of new subscribers, so I thought I should do a post letting new readers know what this newsletter is all about and what you can expect!
I started this newsletter January 1, 2021 while I was in a serious writer’s block with a book on contract and having blown by two deadlines! I thought if I wrote about things related to writing and share the work of writers I admire, it might help me out of my slump.
It did, and that book is now coming out September 19, 2023.
I’ve been involved with three other online journals as either an editor (Joyland, Canada Editor 2013-2020) or publisher (Watch Your Head, 2019-present and The Rusty Toque, 2011-2017) so people in the Canadian literary community were used to seeing me publish the work of others, and I got support early on, which inspired me to keep this project going.
The difference with this project was that I too would be writing posts, making this project a hybrid of a personal newsletter and a paying literary site.
Last fall Kirby (author of Poetry is Queer) joined SMLTA as a regular columnist.
Below is a breakdown of what you can expect from Send My Love to Anyone. I hope you enjoy this newsletter!
I also run a companion site of creative writing prompts for all genres called Where Do I Start? which is also free!
Send My Love to Anyone is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support this project, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
All About Send My Love to Anyone
Subscribers can expect one to two emails per month.
Subscribers receive a curated list of Gatherings (which are my recommended readings, film, music, events and more), a post by me or a guest post, Kirby’s column The First Time, and Words Count, a new section on craft.
Send My Love to Anyone is free, and posts are available for six months after publication for free subscribers.
Paying subscribers are supporting the site and the guest author honorariums and have full access to the SMLTA archive.
Guest writers are paid $100 (CAD) for stories, essays, poems or artworks.
Guest writers for Words Count, all things writing craft are paid $50 (CAD).
Honorariums will raise as SMLTA get more paid subscriptions. So please consider supporting this site.
SMLTA doesn’t pay for excerpts of published works or interviews.
SMLTA is does not accept unsolicited submissions of original creative work or essays.
Past contributors include Kim, Fu, Lynne Tillman, Lisa Robertson, Rebecca Fisseha, Jessica Johnson, Chelene Knight, Gary Barwin, Farzana Doctor, Kirby, Carrianne Leung, June Pak, Khashayar Mohammadi and more. You can access these guest posts and interviews via the Send My Love to Anyone archive.
Kathryn Mockler is the author of five books of poetry and several short films and experimental videos. She’s the publisher of Watch Your Head, an online journal devoted to climate justice and the climate crisis and Send My Love to Anyone, a newsletter on all things writing. She co-edited the print anthology Watch Your Head: Writers & Artists Respond to the Climate Crisis (Coach House Books, 2020) and her debut story collection Anecdotes is forthcoming with Book*hug in 2023. She is an Assistant Professor of screenwriting and fiction at The University of Victoria.