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"One of the things I most enjoy is Inspiring writers of varied backgrounds and levels to achieve their writing goals. Since writers often need a season or two individual attention, I lead a mentoring program in fiction, especially for novelists, and specialize in editing, coaching

and manuscript evaluations. For those uncertain of the path ahead, I’m happy to provide
a free 20-minute consult. My bio is below." -- Adele



Adele Annesi is a novelist and an award-winning writer, editor and teacher. Her novel What She Takes Away has been acquired by Bordighera Press and is slated for publication in 2023, and she is co-author of Now What? The Creative Writer's Guide to Success After the MFA. A founder of the Ridgefield Writers Conference and Muse & Music, a book editor for Word for Words, LLC, and a former development editor for Scholastic Publishing, Adele has published articles, columns, posts, reviews and stories in venues such as 34th Parallel, Authors Publish Magazine, Feile-Festa, Fresh Ink, Fringe Blog, Hamline University’s Lit Link, Hotmetalpress, Midway Journal, Miranda Literary Magazine, Orca: A Literary Journal, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Pyramid, The Ridgefield Press, the Washington Independent Review of Books and Southern Literary Review, where she served as managing editor. Her work has been anthologized for Chatter House Press and Fairfield University, where she received an MFA in creative writing. Her essay on Italian citizenship is among the Clarion Award-winning Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, and she received the Editor's Choice award from the National Library of Poetry. Adele’s sudden fiction has been adapted for the stage, and she has served

as poetry and short story judge for the Danbury Cultural Commission. Adele teaches

and leads a mentoring program in fiction for Westport Writers’ Workshop. She is a member of AWP, Acorn Storiers, the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association,

the Historical Novel Society, PEN America and the Ridgefield Historical Society. Adele posts for her long-running editor’s blog at; her website is