The Writer's Wallet: Managing Your Freelance Finances
Last but by no means least in our Emerging Writers series is a subject of vital importance--managing finances. Offering crucial advice will be Jennifer Baker (Minorities in Publishing, We Need Diverse Books,) financial therapist Amanda Clayman (Financial Wellness Program,) and 2015 5 Under 35 honoree Tracy O’Neill (The Hopeful). Moderated by the National Book Foundation’s Benjamin Samuel.
Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful. In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize, and was a Narrative Under 30 finalist. In 2012, she was awarded the Center for Fiction's Emerging Writers Fellowship. She currently teaches at the City College of New York and is pursuing a PhD at Columbia University.
Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional with 13 years experience, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, panels organizer for the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books, and social media director and writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. She is the editor of the forthcoming short story collection Everyday People: The Color of Life with Atria Books.
Amanda Clayman is a financial therapist who helps people bring money into balance. She founded the Financial Wellness Program for national arts nonprofit The Actors Fund, where she pioneered a cognitive behavioral approach to financial education.
Benjamin Samuel is Editor-at-Large at Electric Literature, and Co-Founder of its weekly fiction magazine Recommended Reading. He has an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College, and his writing has been published by McSweeney's, The Rumpus, Atticus Books, The LA Review of Books, Flavorwire, Publisher's Weekly, and elsewhere.