Publishing with Nautilus Magazine

I've been busy editing my book, Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One With the Universe, which comes out August 5, 2014. As such I've missed some announcements concerning my publications in a new science magazine, Nautilus.

When I sold my book to Palgrave MacMillan, my editor there, Luba Ostashevsky, championed my proposal. But then she left to help start Nautilus. My agent said that losing your editor is a rite of passage in publishing; it just happened to me early.

Luckily for me, the publisher still wanted the book, and I got a new editor, and also luckily, my old editor Luba wanted me to write for Nautilus. I've developed a good relationship with her and their blog editor, Amos Zeeberg. I've published several articles and one short story with Nautilus, and hope to publish more in the future. It's a great magazine, kind of like Omni was back in the 1980s, and trying to be the New Yorker of science. Check it out at

Here are my hyperlinked Nautilus publications:

Davies, J. (2013). So Human, So Beautiful. Nautilus December 11 blog entry.

Davies, J. (2013). Iron curtain of the mind—Our tangles thoughts on geography. Nautilus December 6 blog entry.

Davies, J. (2013). Education Is a Waste of Effort—But It Doesn’t Have to Be. Nautilus November 26 blog entry.

Davies, J. (2013). Informal Assessment and Asking Questions in Class. Guest blog post on the Carleton University Educational Development Blog. October 28.

Davies, J. (2013). Fame is a magnet that reveals our weak hold on realityNautilus, September 5 blog entry.

Davies, J. (2013). Why people get lost in good books. Nautilus July 15 blog entry.

July 16 blog entry.

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