Donna Talarico is an independent writer and content marketing consultant, and she also is the founder of Hippocampus and its books division and annual conference, HippoCamp.
Donna has more than two decades of experience in marketing and communications, and about half that time has been in higher education. She speaks at higher education and publishing conferences, writes an adult learner recruiting column for Wiley, and has contributed to Guardian Higher Education Network, The Writer, mental_floss, Games World of Puzzles, and others. Her creative nonfiction appears in The Los Angeles Review and The Los Angeles Times.
Donna teaches or has taught about branding and digital identity in several graduate creative writing programs, including Wilkes University and Rosemont College, as well as at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.
In the podcast, Donna spoke with journalist and writing coach Estelle Erasmus about the following:
- The mission of Hippocampus Magazine
- What she looks for in an essay
- Submission tips for literary writers
- The Hippocamp conference
- Some of her most popular essays
- Her new book publishing arm
Read Estelle’s interview with Donna Talarico
Follow Estelle Erasmus on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and on her website for publishing advice and editor interviews
https://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2017/06/maybe-we-can-make-a-circle-by-nicole-piasecki/ - this was featured on LongReads in a revised format and as a three-part package.
https://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2015/06/things-in-the-shape-of-trailers-by-john-yu-branscum/ (this was also printed in the Hippocampus anthology)
https://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2014/02/post-wait-delete-by-amy-braziller/ - (also published in the anthology)
https://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2014/11/how-to-attend-an-indian-funeral-by-allison-williams/ - was one of the first experimental/hybrid pieces we accepted; it was also in our print anthology.
Donna’s LA Review Essay, "Things That Aren't Theirs":
One of Donna’s articles for The Writer which shows how, professionally, she tries to use her marketing/communications experience to help literary writers...
Hippocampus Magazine social media links
Twitter and Instagram (@hippocampusmag) and Facebook
Books: Dig: A Personal Prehistoric Journey by Sam Chiarelli -- part-memoir, part science and nature & all dinosaur -- is available for preorder. Learn more or order here.