Jen Michalski

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You'll Be Fine (2021; NineStar Press)

"An enjoyable story about an adult trying to grow up"
Kirkus Reviews

Selected, "Best Books We Read This Year (2021)”— Independent Book Review

Coming Soon

The Company of Strangers
(2022; Braddock Avenue Books)

Postcards and Rejects

My life has been updated on a postcard.

I got a rejection from the New Yorker the other day (unsurprising) that was actually kind of personal (surprising). It said
"This is a compelling story, but not quite right for The New Yorker. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider it, and we ask that you send along more material."

I know—if that's personal to me, I should have greater expectations. It's been years since I've submitted to TNY, so I don't know if this is a kinder, friendlier rejection letter they've been sending out and I'm getting my hopes up for naught. But thanks for sending it, TNY—I will send you more material. As soon as I figure out what material, even after subscribing for years, exactly you like.