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W.M. Akers

New York City
Editor, Narratively
Covers:  theater, television, off off broadway, off broadway, broadway, indie theater, film, books

Writer, Met fan. @Narratively editor, @SqueakyBicycle playwright. Author of Strange Times, an old news newsletter: tinyletter.com/ouijum

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W.M. Akers is a native of Nashville, Tennessee who speaks, to his great disappointment, without an accent. In 2010 he graduated from NYU’s dramatic writing program, where he wrote four good plays, two bad ones, and received the John Golden Playwriting Prize In Excellence in recognition of his bod...

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How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email, usually, but I also enjoy being screamed at in the street.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Wordpress, Gmail, Twitter and a pathetically purple, not very smart phone called the Samsung Rumor Touch.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I was the editor of my high school paper, but I quit to start a rival independent weekly called The Dark Sentinel. Those were good days.