Creative Nonfiction in Literary Magazines

Winston Street. Birmingham, Alabama. published in Barely South Review

Smoke in the Water published in The Citron Review

Salted Wound published in The Citron Review

The Letter I Never Sent Harper Lee published in The Missing Slate

How Not to Wear Your Mother's Wedding Dress published in Entropy Magazine

Plucking Chin Hairs published in New Southerner magazine
(Honorable Mention in nonfiction category in their annual contest in 2016)



Letter: GOP Misled Kasich on Abortion Ban published by The Columbus Dispatch


Below is A sampling of clips from Mandy Shunnarah's journalism portfolio.

Her work has been featured in Birmingham magazine, Weld for Birmingham, Belladonna Magazine, Magic City Post, See Jane Write Magazine, I Am the F-BombMagic City Bands, Discover BirminghamThe North Jefferson News, and the Greater Birmingham Ministries Voices blog. 

Please Note that while Mandy's past work covers a multitude of topics, today she is exclusively writing personal essays, book news, and other creative nonfiction.  



Backyard Prophet (Birmingham magazine)

Friends in Artistic Places (Weld for Birmingham)

Show Review: "Mandela" (Discover Birmingham)


Author Q&A: T.K. Thorne (artsBHAM)

A Lesson in Bookstore Feminism (See Jane Write Magazine)

See Jane Read: A Partial History of Lost Causes (See Jane Write Magazine)


How Writers Can Build and Maintain Business Contacts (See Jane Write Magazine)

City Planning

Lending Rides (Weld for Birmingham)


Debate Over Education Reform Continues (Weld for Birmingham)


Growing Style (Weld for Birmingham)

Reviving the Revival (Weld for Birmingham)


Brewed--And Milked--At Home in Alabama (Weld for Birmingham)


Gabriel Tajeu (Magic City Bands)

Phil Dudley (Magic City Bands)

Social Justice

Last Chance for Justice (Weld for Birmingham)


Cultural Center (Birmingham magazine)

Articles Showcasing Mandy Shunnarah's Photography

Norwood (LIV Birmingham)


For a comprehensive online portfolio, see Mandy Shunnarah's Contently page.