Creative Nonfiction in Literary Magazines
 

Grape Leaves published in The Rumpus
(video of me reading this essay live)

 [image description: A picture of me, a white woman with short brown curly hair in a flowy hippie shirt in a cream color and jeans. I’m holding a microphone in one hand and a printout of my essay in the other hand.]

[image description: A picture of me, a white woman with short brown curly hair in a flowy hippie shirt in a cream color and jeans. I’m holding a microphone in one hand and a printout of my essay in the other hand.]

The Last Summer published in Deep South Magazine

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

 [image description: me (Mandy Shunnarah) holding the issue of Barely South Review in which my flash essay "Winston Street. Birmingham, Alabama" appears. I'm a white woman with long wavy brown hair and green eyes. I'm wearing a black blouse with small red, white, and light blue flowers printed on it. The issue of Barely South Review has a solid peach color in the background and a graphic design image of a toy water gun on a pile or orange crystals on the cover.]

[image description: me (Mandy Shunnarah) holding the issue of Barely South Review in which my flash essay "Winston Street. Birmingham, Alabama" appears. I'm a white woman with long wavy brown hair and green eyes. I'm wearing a black blouse with small red, white, and light blue flowers printed on it. The issue of Barely South Review has a solid peach color in the background and a graphic design image of a toy water gun on a pile or orange crystals on the cover.]

Smoke in the Water published in The Citron Review

Salted Wound published in The Citron Review
Received a Best of the Net Nomination

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. Hear me read an abridged version of this essay at the issue's launch party.)

 

Poetry

when i say fuck men published in Heavy Feather Review

 
 

Culture Writing

How to Build A Record Collection On a Budget published in Vinyl Me, Please

 

Opinion/Editorial

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

A Call to Corrective Arms published in The Columbus Free Press

 
 
 

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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.  

 

Art

Backyard Prophet (Birmingham magazine)

Friends in Artistic Places (Weld for Birmingham)

Show Review: "Mandela" (Discover Birmingham)

Books

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)

Business

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

City Planning

Lending Rides (Weld for Birmingham)

Education

Debate Over Education Reform Continues (Weld for Birmingham)

Fashion

Growing Style (Weld for Birmingham)

Reviving the Revival (Weld for Birmingham)

Food

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

Music

Gabriel Tajeu (Magic City Bands)

Phil Dudley (Magic City Bands)

Social Justice

Last Chance for Justice (Weld for Birmingham)

Travel

Cultural Center (Birmingham magazine)

Articles Showcasing Mandy Shunnarah's Photography

Norwood (LIV Birmingham)

 

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