Margaret McNellis

About me

A writer/editor of both nonfiction and fiction, I am earned my MA in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University in May of 2015. As a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society, and the National Society of Leadership and Success, I believe in the value of personal goal-setting, accountability, and high quality work.

I’m now pursuing my MFA Fiction, along with a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Composition. For my thesis, I’m working on a historical novel that takes place during the brief but brutal Pequot War.

With ten years’ professional writing experience, I have written blog and website content, as well as feature work and short fiction for various markets, including: Fictitious Magazine, See Spot Run, The Penman Review, The Copperfield Review, and Dual Coast Magazine.

From my website

From the Archives – “Dig” from 2009

The biggest problem with this story is that the ending is far too abrupt. There’s no clue whatsoever what happened between these two to lead to this ending. That said, I do like some of the descriptions, and I think the dialogue between the two characters flows well. Warning: There…

Behind the Scenes—iTunes Playlist

This is the playlist I’ve been listening to while working on my novel. I usually try to listen to music from the period of my story if possible.

“Returning Home”

You can see my selected photo here, on Richard Buchanan II’s portfolio site. Clay skeletons Stand at the burial Of their eroded brothers Winter’s blanket Dimpled by earth and sun Cleans away grief, not hope If buildings stood here once before They can stand here again On the graves of…

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