My stories, essays, and articles about culture, travel, running, books, and food have appeared in and on Newsweek, Runner's World, Fitness, Esquire.com, The Daily Beast, TIME.com, Vulture, Women in the World, DuJour, the New York Post, Fusion, and other venues.
From 2008 to 2012, I was the culture/back-of-book editor at Newsweek and a homepage and features editor at The Daily Beast. I've also worked as a top editor at Tasting Table, Billboard and DuJour, collaborated with The Weather Channel on video content, and wrote about entrepreneurship for Business on Tapp.
Film & Theater
I also write screenplays and plays that have been performed around New York. My short film script "Strangers in the Night" was a second rounder at the Austin Film Festival, a semi-finalist in the BlueCat competition and a quarter-finalist in the ScreenCraft contest in 2015. I turned it into a one-act play, which was performed at The Secret Theatre's One-Act Festival, where I won the award for Best Director. Last year I wrote 30 scripts in 30 days, called it my #DailySlog and posted them all online. My brother Eric Cotti and I also produced and directed six performances of my X-Files themed play "I Want to Believe (in Love)" in December 2016 at The Apartment Theater.
Every month, I host a get-together called the Brass Ring Summit where writers, editors, and creatives talk about big ideas, small ideas, side hustles, and projects we'd like to tackle. This group spawned by weekday news-free newsletter Brass Ring Daily, where I share career, productivity, and writing advice. And the occasional pop song. Check out the archive, and you may subscribe here.
What's going on with you? If you'd like to talk to me about anything, from how to be a freelance writer to which bakery has the best almond croissants or something that falls in the in-between zone, I'm at kara dot cutruzzula at gmail dot com. You can also find me @karacut on Twitter and Instagram. Let's chat.