Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living

Manjula Martin, editor
Published in 2017
by Simon & Schuster

​“This book is by and for writers who are building careers that deftly encompass all we are: a little bit artist, a little bit hawker, and a whole lot of love…” Manjula Martin, founder of Scratch magazine, has compiled a collection of essays and interviews that reveal the ways different writers have managed the economics and finances of living the writing life. Authors such as Alexander Chee, Jonathan Franzen, Roxane Gay, Leslie Jamison, Porochista Khakpour, and Kiese Laymon share a variety of advice and strategies gleaned from their own experiences navigating the reality of making art while making a living.