SUUUUUPER excited to announce that I got my first ever fiction award! EEK! My short story Last Run placed second in the 2019 Bucks County Short-Fiction Contest. It's a great contest, focused on encouraging local writers, and this year was judged by Elizabeth LaBan, author of The Tragedy Paper and The Restaurant Critic's Wife. AND … Continue reading Winner: Bucks County Short-Fiction Contest
“On Writing Life and Sex”
Check out my latest article for Montclair Local: an interview with sex writer Steph Auteri on her soon-to-be-released memoir, A DIRTY WORD. Montclair Local: Steph Auteri is Writing Life, and Writing Sex
Recent publications: Sum Journal, Unlost Journal, Montclair Local
Hello, all! Catching up after a busy summer of writing and working. Super excited to announce my recent publications in Sum Journal, Unlost Journal of Found Poetry & Art, and Montclair Local. Links to all of my stories, poetry and journalistic musings below. Enjoy! Dear Jacqueline - Flash fiction about the day President Kennedy was buried and the people … Continue reading Recent publications: Sum Journal, Unlost Journal, Montclair Local
Latest Montclair Local Column: How a Retreat Can Focus the Mind
My latest column, The X Factor or How a Retreat Can Focus the Mind, is up at Montclair Local about how you can have a mini-writers retreat anywhere.
Montclair Film Festival: “Believer”
Read my interview with director Dan Argott about his latest documentary on LGBT youth, Mormon faith and rockstar Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. Check it out at MFF: Morman Dan Reynolds Sings for Love of All Kinds.
Montclair Local: Young Love Wakes: Love Hurts ‘On Chesil Beach’
Happy to announce my first ever journalistic piece in the Montclair Local, covering "On Chesil Beach" for the Montclair Film Festival. Check it out here.
New Column “All Write Now” in Montclair Local
I am SO pleased to announce that I am now a columnist for the Montclair Local, a startup local printed weekly paper. My first column, What is your writing goal? Digging into the real reason to write, appeared on stands on March 10th. As columnists for "All Write Now," every month, my partner, Steph Auteri, and I … Continue reading New Column “All Write Now” in Montclair Local
Latest Publication: “How the Fire Started” in the Adelaide Literary Magazine
How the Fire Started, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Year II, Number 7, Volume I, June 2017
Introducing Melissa D. Sullivan
Melissa DosSantos Sullivan is a writer, attorney and recipient of the 2016 Parent-Writer Fellowship in Fiction from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She splits her time between Montclair, New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.