Writing

Fiction/nonfiction writer and 2010 MFA graduate from the University of Michigan, represented by Amy Williams of McCormick & Williams. Awards include the Hopwood Award for Novel-in-Progress, the Louis Sudler Award for Creative Writing from Stanford University, semi-finalist for the John Steinbeck Fellowship, and a $40k grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. At present, I’m beginning what is technically my third book — a memoir about psychosis and schizoaffective disorder.

Note: Should you be interested in soliciting a guest post, or reprinting a piece of writing or photography from this site, please contact me at e@esmewang.com. Depending on the nature of your request, I may forward your email to my literary agent. Thank you so much for your interest.

THE BACKBONE OF THIS SITE

- The Radical Sincerity Manifesto

FICTION/NONFICTION

Excerpt from my untitled novel (2011)
The Celebrity Guide to Bipolar Disorder (essay) (published on Jezebel) (2011)
- Psychiatry and Mental Illness: Has Science Gone Too Far? (article) (published on Salon) (2013)


MENTAL ILLNESS

Why I Left Yale: Mental Illness & Higher Education
High-Functioning
The Danger of Nightmares is Sometimes Waking Up: Nightmares, Illness, and Medication
What I Talk About When I Talk About Psychosis (a three-part series) : condensed & updated on Medium
For My Mentally Ill Comrades
Getting In & Out of the Briar: Beyond “Coping”
Noticing the Signs


THE WRITING LIFE

How I Won a Writing Grant
Plowing Through the Stuck


MY LIFE: A NARRATIVE

The Quality of Water & Small Adventures
My Discomfort Zone
Remembering LiveJournal, Or, My Search for Online Community
Infinite Love
One Life, One Pair of Hands


OTHERS

Am I Human: An Interview with Jessalyn Wakefield
Two Words to Sum It All Up


GUEST POSTS

Insights on Depression (2011) :: Brief interview on Trust Tending
I Was Just Diagnosed with a Mental Illness. Now What? (2013) :: Mind Body Green