If you would like to contact me, just fill out this form!
Alternatively, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on my writing, editing, and mentorship services, please visit hirejonathanball.com
(Answers to frequently asked questions follow the form.)
“Will you let me overbook into your course?”
No. Except in exceptional cases, I am not able to accommodate students who want to overbook into any course, for a host of reasons.
“When will I receive my grades?”
You will receive your grades when they are available. Final grades become available when they are approved and released by the university system. I cannot predict when.
“Will you re-grade my assignment?”
No. I already graded your assignment. I take a long time to grade papers (which is why I do not return them quickly), and do not allow my markers to give grades (only make comments). If you believe that I made an error in grading your assignment, submit a written request for me to re-evaluate the assignment, through e-mail. Even if I refuse, this is a necessary step should you decide to appeal your grade.
“Can I re-write and re-submit my assignment?”
No. You already wrote and submitted your assignment. We must move on with our lives!
“Will you write me a letter of reference?”
If you are on the website looking for the answer to this question, then you probably won’t get a letter of reference from me, nor should you want one. Surely there is somebody you know better, and who knows you better, than the guy you vaguely recall taking a class with, who you had to re-discover via his website.
“Will you review my book?”
Maybe. Please send your book to:
Dr. Jonathan Ball
PO Box 70043 Kenaston PO
Winnipeg, MB R3P 0X6 Canada
I can’t promise to read or review your book. That said, I read over #95books every year and review at least half of the books I read.
It’s more likely that I will read and review experimental poetry than other types of books.
“How do I get a signed copy of one of your books?”
A bookstore is coming to the site soon. Join my newsletter and you'll know when, plus I will send you free cool stuff.
“Will you give me feedback on my writing?”
Yes, if you hire me. As an alternative, you could enrol in one of my courses, if you live in Winnipeg.
“Can I buy film rights or otherwise license your work?”
Probably. Please contact me with details (email@example.com).
“Do you want to see my remix/Can I remix something of yours?”
YES! You can e-mail your remixes to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail hard copies to me at the address above. I will post your remixes, when I can.
“Can I write a guest post for your site?”
Maybe. I have been hesitant about this because most people who want to write guest posts are secretly trying to advertise something or simply are writers of bullshit. If you are neither, then tell me all about your idea via email@example.com.
“Will you interview me for this site?”
Maybe. If you want to participate in one of the interview series, then please introduce yourself via firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Where can I buy an e-book version of Ex Machina?”
You can’t, sorry. But who knows what the future will bring?
“I bought a print copy of Clockfire and/or The Politics of Knives — how do I get my free e-book?”
Visit the Coach House Books website for the scoop: http://www.chbooks.com/digital.
“Can I use your artwork?”
You want to talk to the Jonathan Ball who can actually draw.
“Are you publishing my book, or what?”
You want to talk to the Jonathan Ball of Jonathan Ball Publishers.