Adele Annesi is an award-winning writer, editor and teacher, and co-author of Now What? The Creative Writer's Guide to Success After the MFA. A founder of the Ridgefield Writers Conference, 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 34th Parallel, Authors Publish Magazine, Epiphany, Fresh Ink, Fringe Blog, Hamline University’s Lit Link, Hotmetalpress, Midway Journal, Miranda Literary Magazine,
The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Pyramid, the Washington Independent Review of Books, and Southern Literary Review, where she served as managing editor. Her work also has been anthologized for Chatter House Press and Fairfield University, where she received an
MFA in creative writing with a fiction focus. Her essay on Italian citizenship is among the Clarion Award-winning Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, and she is the recipient of 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 currently lectures and leads classes and a mentoring program for the Westport Writers’ Workshop. A member of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association and PEN America, Adele often sets her stories in the land of sunflowers.
Her long-running editor’s blog for writers is wordforwords.blogspot.com; her website