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About Marcelle Soviero

founder and creative director 

writing coach | editor | teacher | speaker | publishing consultant

Marcelle Soviero is the founder of Marcelle Ink and M-ink Media, twin companies that educate, support, publish and promote writers at all stages in their creative journey. A writing coach, teacher, editor and publisher for more than twenty year, Marcelle works with new, emerging and established writers. 

Marcelle meets writers wherever they are with their writing project-- the start of a manuscript, a single tough chapter, or a full manuscript review. She also consults on working with agents and publishers and writing and publishing short literary work in magazines and media outlets. 

Her expertise in editing, publishing and promotion give her a unique view of all aspects of the writing and publishing process.  

Marcelle's essays, feature articles and poetry have been published in more than 60 journals from the New York Times and National Public Radio to Creative Nonfiction and The Rumpus. She is the author of An Iridescent Life, contributor to numerous anthologies including Blended: Writers on the Step Family Experience and co-editor of This is Childhood: Essays on Raising Children Ages 1 - 10.

Marcelle is the former owner, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers.  Founded in 2000 as an alternate to mainstream parenting magazines that offered product reviews and how-to articles, Brain Child filled the void for real-life stories about mothering and parenting.
The essays, fiction, features and poetry published in Brain Child earned it the reputation of being the New Yorker for Mothers and garnered dozens of literary awards.  An advocate for women’s writing and literature, Marcelle worked with new, emerging and established authors of different circumstances and backgrounds from all over the world. In 2014, Marcelle founded a sister publication, Brain Teen. Both magazines were acquired by Creative Nonfiction in 2020. Marcelle remains on the board of the Creative Nonfiction Foundation and continues to advocate for greater representation respect for literature written by and about women.

A popular speaker and teacher, Marcelle lectures and teaches at colleges and conferences across the country including Emerson College, The New School, United Nations, American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), the United Nations, Muse & the Marketplace and the Highlights Foundation. Marcelle is the former host of Carousel a 22-year running interview-style cable TV show.  For more than a decade Marcelle led workshops at Westport Writers Workshop (WWW) a premiere nonprofit writing center in Connecticut. Marcelle continues to work with WWW, offering one day workshops.
Marcelle’s corporate career spans more than a decade, having held executive positions with GaleHighBeam, and Electric Library. She continues to consult with publishing and media companies in the areas of content development, marketing, syndication and distribution.
Marcelle has an MFA from New York University and a BA in Creative Studies from Hofstra University.  She is the mother of five adult children and lives in Wilton, Connecticut with her husband Eric.

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