Back in the day, I worked as an intern for Mercury House, a brilliant independent publishing house in San Francisco. It was a great experience, if only (and it was great for many other reasons to boot) because I got to see a cross-section of what people were putting on paper and sending in unsolicited. The vast unpublished “peer group”. Sometimes very encouraging, sometimes not.
Anyway, I was bouncing around their site today, and found that the lovely and wise Kirsten Janene-Nelson—once my direct “boss” as assistant editor, and now Directorial Consultant—has started an art project called apologia.
Soliciting Submissions of anonymous letters of apology to be displayed in an art installation in San Francisco…For those things you wanted to say but didn’t—send ANONYMOUS letters of apology, typed or handwritten.