"This is a good thing. Congratulations, Dartmouth heroes."
--Kyle Minor, author of In The Devil's Territory and Praying Drunk
"So much good stuff here."
--Ann Friedman, former executive editor of Good and curator at Ladyjournos
"One of the great pleasures of summer 2013 has been reading 40 towns."
Pamela Kingsbury, U. North Alabama, editor, Southern Scribes
"I have been following this and believe it should be a model for other programs/universities."
--Jill Talbot, author of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction
"I think publishing + writing in general could use a lot of 'I didn't know I couldn't do that.'"
--Marthine Satris, editor, MP Publishing
"Really enjoying the output from the 40 Towns crew. Great stuff."
--Brittany Shoot, managing editor, The Magazine, contributing writer, Sojourners
"Huge props to Jeff Sharlet & his Dartmouth students for 40towns [dot] com. So many absorbing #longreads."
--Andy Kroll, Mother Jones staff writer
"Something really good is happening at @40towns."
--Meera Subramanian, author of Elemental India & contributor, Nature
"I luxuriated in the long, deep stories. Thanks."
--Susan Katz Miller, author of Being Both & former US correspondent, New Scientist
"This is a real find. 40 Towns publishes literary journalism about the Upper Valley by students in Jeff Sharlet's creative nonfiction courses at Dartmouth College. The linked story is a revelation. A young Kenyan woman comes to know an elderly Jehovah Witness in a meditative piece on endings."
--Mikel Ellcessor, cofounder, Radiolab, General Manager WDET (Detroit Public Radio)
"I love the Shady Lady story. I really really love it."
--Jason Fagone, author of Ingenious and Wired contributing editor
"This is lovely. Reads like fiction."
--Atossa Abrahamian, Reuters, editor, The New Inquiry
"experiments in literary journalism: @40towns, inspiring collaboration btwn Jeff Sharlet & his students at dartmouth."
--Visual artist Alyce Santoro
"Awesome." -- Duncan Murrell, contributing editor, Harper's, Director of the Writing Program at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies