Maddox K Pennington

is creating Writing, Comedy, Queerness, LGBTQ Advice
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About Maddox K Pennington

Thank you for visiting my Patreon page! If you become a supporter, you'll receive exclusive links to stand up comedy performances, blog posts, and cultural criticism in upcoming newsletters. You'll also have the satisfaction of supporting a genderqueer writer facing a daunting transition process and a whole lot of spinning plates! 

Additionally, I'm offering editorial consults on essays at any stage of drafting or revision, professional materials like job or grad school applications (I'm particularly dynamite with cover letters!), lesson plans, structural woes, as well as copyediting, proofreading, and tips on going through a traditional publishing process. Interested in getting into comedy, publishing, or academia? I'm happy to field patron questions and offer tips and strategies I've learned from my 10 years as a professional writer and editor. 

En route to becoming a full-time professor of writing, I completed my MFA at Columbia University in creative nonfiction. Before coming out as nonbinary, I published a hybrid memoir about my coming-of-age as a reader of the Brontës, A Girl Walks Into a Book. I also spent six years working in publishing in both editorial and production departments, as well as a managing editor. I've worked as a writing consultant and a freelance editor for projects from personal essays to PhD dissertations, fantasy epics and debut novels. I specialize in braided narratives, unconventional structures, criticism, memoir, queer storytelling, TV writing, and humor. 

I'm passionate about supporting marginalized voices as they develop and evolve--let me help you shape and craft your projects! 

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