Candy Schulman : Writer

Award-winning writer publishing hundreds of essays, humor pieces, health articles, profiles, travel and food features, including:

The New York Times (Op-Ed, The End, Motherlode, Style)
The Washington Post
The Chicago Tribune
New York Daily News
New York Magazine
Newsday / AM NY
Travel & Leisure
Food & Wine
The Forward
Writer's Digest / The Writer
Brain, Child

Contributed essays and articles to books and anthologies:

Same Time Next Week (In Fact Books)
New York, The Big Apple Quote Book
Lost and Found, Stories From New York, Thomas Beller, Editor
Elements of Argument, A Text and Reader (Bedford/St. Martin's)
Writer's Digest Yearbook
A Handbook of Magazine Article Writing (Writer's Digest Books)
A Beginner's Guide to Getting Published (Writer's Digest Books)

The New School

, 1984 to Present

Adjunct Associate Professor, The Writing Program

Finding Your Voice in Non-Fiction is a writing workshop in personal essay, humor, and creative non-fiction. Writing Memoirs focuses on short- and long-form memoir. Students have published their class work in print and digital media including: The New York Times (Modern Love, Motherlode), Newsday, Marie Claire, The Washington Post, McSweeney's, Parents, Saveur, Newsweek,, and as full-length books.

The Chautauqua Institution

, Chautauqua, NY

Taught The Personal Essay, Chapter One: The Story of Your Life, Talk Back: Expressing Your Opinion in Writing, and Tapping into Your Writer's Imagination.

New York Correspondent

, Writer's Digest Magazine

Cover stories on writing technique and publishing. Published profiles on Calvin Trillin, Nora Ephron, and Fran Lebowitz. Columnist for New York Market Letter.


Best American Essays, 2016, Notable Essay Recognition
"Je Suis a Mother in the Age of Terror"
The Washington Post

Best American Essays, 2015, Notable Essay Recognition
"Unlocking the Family Vaults"
The Forward

The American Society of Journalists and Authors, Outstanding Essay Award "Raising My Mother," The Chicago Tribune
"Just an Ordinary Miscarriage," The New York Times


Hunter College Annual Writers' Conference, Nonfiction Panel Member.

American Society of Journalists and Authors annual writers' conference, multiple years. Panelist for Writing Groups: The Road to Better Markets and Bigger Bucks. Panelist for Publication Submission Strategies. Panel member with Vivian Gornick and Phillip Lopate on The Personal Essay and Memoir.

Guest Speaker, NPR, The Brian Lehrer Show. This segment was created based on a Newsweek essay on e-mail family feuds.


Judge, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Annual Awards.

Author of humor book, The Unofficial Dentist's Handbook (Viking Penguin USA).

Recipe contest winner for creating "Avocado, Corn and Cheddar Cheese Salad in Spicy Vinaigrette." Honored at the New England Culinary Institute.


The New School, Advanced Writing Workshops in Fiction and Non-Fiction
New York University, Master of Arts, Educational Psychology
Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science, Education and Psychology


The Authors Guild
The American Society of Journalists and Authors