Nonfiction

 

LATEST:

"What Happens When You Go Full Stoic" -Forge

"If Your House Is a Mess, Nature Is Healing" -Forge

THE LONG HAUL:

 (AN ONGOING PROJECT CHRONICLING ONGOING PROJECTS)

"The Pilgrimage of the Writing Life– Pilgrimages: A Journal of Dorothy Richardson  Studies 

"The (Gratifying, Frustrating, Limit-Testing, Inspiring) Long Haul– Real Simple

"The Long Haul: What Creative People Can Learn from Diana Nyad, Tommy Caldwell,     and Frigate Birds– Catapult

"An Interview with Amy Shearn about Art of the Long Haul– Ohio Edit

 MORE LONG HAULS ON INSTAGRAM

  S HORTER ESSAYS:

   All Posts on Forge 

  Selects:

 "What You Miss Most Is An Essential Clue to Who You Are" -Forge 

 "The Secret Glee of Shy People and Plan-Cancelers in Coronatimes" - Forge
 

  All Posts on JSTOR Daily 

  Selects:

 "The Utopian Roots of the Artist's Retreat JSTOR Daily

  "In Praise of Small Presses" JSTOR Daily 

  "How American Girl Dolls Teach History (And Revolution)" JSTOR Daily

 

   All Posts on Oprah.com

   Selects:

 

 "What To Do When You're Feeling Defeated" Oprah.com

 

 "What We Learn from Literary Heroines"  Oprah.com

 

 "Things Every Woman Should Write Down Right Now Oprah.com 

 

LONGER ESSAYS:

 "New York: A Ghost Story– Atticus Review

 

 "The Quimby Years– Columbia Journal

 "Just Go!– Ohio Edit

 "Why Are We So Obsessed With Creepy Dolls?"   Electric Literature  

  "Protecting Langston Hughes' Legacy, Nurturing Underrepresented Voices"   500 Pens

  "A Heart-Shaped Life: Twelve Ways of Looking at Amy Krause Rosenthal"   Longreads
 

  "The Surprising Power of Bad Books" – The Rumpus 

 

  "When Swimming Felt Like a Prayer" – The Forward 

 

  "Dorothy Richardson, the Proto-Knausgaard" – DAME 

 

  "A Goofy State of Mind: My Grandmother’s Letters from Martha Gellhorn" – The Millions

  "The Worst Magazine Prank Ever, or Why Print is Dead" – The L Magazine​

HUMOR:

 "An Open Letter to George Bailey" – The Rumpus

 "The Terrors of Tinytown– Mr. Beller's Neighborhood

 "The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Told Entirely in         Emoticons"  – Yankee Pot Roast 

  Posts for The Nervous Breakdown​

 

 

 

 Amy's personal essays and cultural criticism have also appeared in the print publications Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Poets & Writers, Modern Painters, and the late, great Jane.