Who are you?

I’m Edith Zimmerman, a writer and illustrator. In 2010 I started The Hairpin (RIP), and I’ve since written for a number of publications, including The Cut. I also run the comics section Spiralbound and illustrate the recovery newsletter The Small Bow. I started this newsletter in December 2019.

Is this newsletter your main job?

Yes! (!?)

Are you making enough money to support yourself?

Not yet, but my hope is that I will be by … June 2020? I’ll put that out there and see if I can manifest it.

What are the odds of that happening?

I don’t know.

What is this newsletter?

I’m thinking of it as like a small personal newspaper, split into three parts: a short or experimental personal essay up top, followed by 10 or so links to stories around the web, followed by an autobiographical diary comic at the end.

How often does it come out?

Between one and three times a week.