Essays on the writing life:
Why Being a Debut Author Isn’t Exactly a Dream Come True from Buzzfeed
Publishing's Bright Future A former trend forecaster tackles book trends for Publishers Weekly
"How I found my book tour uniform" for the fashion label, MM LaFleur
“In praise of rejection: Why I’m glad it took me ten years to publish this darn book.” from Powell’s blog.
"You don't have to be mean to be funny" from Catapult
7 Novels that Explore the Complexity of Modern France from Electric Literature
Why I founded an interdisciplinary retreat from LitHub
Tin House writing advice column:
Why I started taking Spanish as an act of resistance in LitHub (July 2019)
Ode to Copyeditors in Poets & Writers (July 2019)
A Miscarriage Saved My Marriage hard-won reflections about a bunch of stuff women don't often admit
My 24 hours on Instagram on the Rumpus
Stilled and beating hearts an essay about losing my beloved pet, from Modern Loss
Cabinet 2 about anorexia and motherhood from The Rumpus
Is intimacy trending? In the New York Times.
How secondary dumbphones can help curb tech addiction and why slow communication is poised to trend at Electric Literature
Investigating the new "sensitive" robots at Quartz
Breaking up with your smartphone at Medium
Publishing's Bright Future for Publishers Weekly
Courtney’s satirical “Celebrity Book Review” column from Electric Literature
Interviews with Courtney about TOUCH
Is spontaneous touch still possible in America? On the Lit Up Show
"Behind the scenes of Trend Forecasting" with Yahoo
"What is tech for?" on the "Techtonic" podcast with Mark Hurst on WFMU.
The writing life outside of academia with DIY MFA
Part time author, part time namer: What it's like to name cosmetics with GirlBoss
"How to look well-rested when you haven't rested at all," Makeup tips with Jane Iredale cosmetics
On good habits (and bad ones!) with happiness guru, Gretchen Rubin.
What the fuck is a beach read anyway? for Electric Literature
A podcast with fellow namer Caitlin Barrett about branding and verbal strategy on The Brandhole "Breakthroughs" episode
Novelist Courtney Maum satirizes the tech world" an interview with The Stranger
"The Art of Looking into the Future" with Vincent Scarpa from Electric Literature
"The End of Touch" with book critic, Ben Woodard from The Millions
Audiobooks, the power of female instinct, and the industry of trend forecasting Q&A with Deborah Kalb
A playlist for TOUCH with anecdotes about the song selections for Largehearted Boy
What is Courtney Maum reading? Campaign for the American
"Open Book" with the Berkshire Eagle
Selected book reviews and interviews with other artists:
A round-up of historical fiction featuring kick-ass women for Electric Literature
Destination literature: a thematic reading list of “escapist” reads for The Rumpus
Interview with WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON’T TALK ABOUT’s Michele Filgate on the pressure of Mother’s Day for Lit Hub.
Interview with debut author Christopher Little about his first mystery novel, “Ever So Silent” in The Norfolk Now.
Interview with French sensation, Edouard Louis on trauma and violence in the era of #metoo, in Electric Literature.
Interview with Ottessa Mosfegh on "My Year of Rest and Relaxation" for Electric Literature
Interview with Catalan artist and writer Alicia Kopf about her new book, "Brother in Ice" for The Rumpus
An interview with conceptual artist Tom Burr in Interview Magazine and a profile of him and his new New Haven project in Norfolk Now
An interview with poet Arda Collins in BOMB magazine, using parts of her own poetry and Bank of America security questions
A woman with a mallet, mounted on a horse Personal essay about what it's like trying to learn polo at 38 years old, the New York Times, April
Straight from the horse's mouth What Roy Moore's poor horsemanship reveals Medium
The Long Game: What does it take to be an equine scout? Equestrian Living (p. 26 of April issue) April
A portrait of two equestrians Norfolk Now, October
Speaking (under construction)
Courtney reading from COSTALEGRE for Under Cover Book Club
Courtney reading from COSTALEGRE for Poets & Writers