The intersection of art and commerce are tenuous. Manjula Martin, editor of Scratch: Writers, Money and The Art of Making a Living tackles this subject and presents perspectives from Roxane Gay, Alexander Chee, Cheryl Strayed and more. In her introduction, she states “the authors in Scratch are looking beyond binaries to seek greater truths about writing, work, money, and publishing. In the business and art of literature there are no rules, no surefire steps to success, no amount of “tips” or lists that can guarantee your income or readership. Ultimately, for each and every writer, the answer to the question “how do you sell a thing like love?” has to be found within their own practice, within the context of their life and work, their resources and desire.”
You can read my full interview with Manjula Martin on the The Sunlight Press.