Open Letters to People or Entities Who Are Unlikely to Respond

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An Open Letter to Preeclampsia
by Rhiannon Giles (8/16/2016)

An Open Letter to Lululemon Yoga Pants
by Kat Hawthorne (8/9/2016)

An Open Letter to Beer Nerds
by Cara McDonough (6/30/2016)

An Open Letter to Limp Bizkit
by Emily Costa (6/21/2016)

An Open Letter to the Like-Minded Mom at McDonald’s PlayPlace
by Sarah Satterlee (6/10/2016)

An Open Letter to the US Immigration Officer Who Confused Me for a Criminal
by Felipe Torres Medina (5/20/2016)

An Open Letter to My Son’s Recorder
by Julie Scagell (5/12/2016)

An Open Letter to Grammar Nazis
by Ethan Scofield (4/13/2016)

An Open Letter to People Who Don’t Say My Name
by Zainab Hussain (4/1/2016)

An Open Letter to Magazine Editors On the Best Times to Send Rejections
by Kavita Das (2/10/2016)

An Open Letter to Charles Darwin and God About the Hair Sprouting From My Ears
by Russ Vandermaas-Peeler (1/28/2016)

An Open Letter to the Man Who Unexpectedly Ghosted Me
by Maddy Smith (1/20/2016)

An Open Letter to All of the Daughters
by Patton Halliday Quinn (11/11/2015)

An Open Letter to College Students with Middle-Aged Female Professors
by Angie Pelekidis (10/15/2015)

An Open Letter to Recent College Grads Who Are Already Paying Their Own Phone Bills
by Jenna Barnett (10/1/2015)

An Open Letter to Pumpkin-Flavored Seasonal Treats
by Ilana Plen (9/23/2015)

An Open Letter to White People in My MFA Program
by Wyl Villacres (9/18/2015)

An Open Letter to Bands That Invite Audiences to Sing Portions of Their Songs at Live Shows
by Luke Pohjala (9/4/2015)

An Open Letter to 17-Year-Old Boys Who Just Discovered The Doors
by Brad Lawrence (8/28/2015)

An Open Letter to My Coworker, Who After Learning I Have a College Degree, Asked, “Why Do You Work Here Then?”

by Denise Parker (8/21/2015)

An Open Letter to Charlton Heston’s Cold, Dead Hands
by Rob Curran (8/13/2015)

An Open Letter to the Icelandic Phallological Museum
by Eliese Colette Goldbach (8/7/2015)

An Open Letter to That Mother at the Park With Those Perfect Daughters
by Ashley Lefrak (7/31/2015)

An Open Letter to the Fracking Industry
by Lee Ziesche (7/23/2015)

An Open Letter to Nicole Kidman, Mariah Carey and Julia Roberts’s Circa 1990s Curly Hair
by Melissa Sweazy (6/26/2015)

An Open Letter to the Bewildering Number of Ways to Spell “Brittany.”
by Tom Reynolds (6/19/2015)

An Open Letter to Everyone in the Event of My Likely Demise While Hiking the Appalachian Trail
by Eliese Colette Goldbach (5/7/2015)

An Open Letter to the Former Owner of My Queen-Size Bed
by Catherine Tung (4/24/2015)

An Open Letter to The South, My Southern Baptist Pharmacy School, and a Job Recruiter
by Deroe-Asha Davis-Weeks (4/16/2015)

An Open Letter to the Guy Who Discovered the 10,000 Hour Rule
by Ann Cinzar (4/2/2015)

An Open Letter to the Braxton-Hicks Contractions That Hit a Student in My First Period 10th Grade English Class
by Mr. Dickson (3/27/2015)

An Open Letter to the Sociology Professor at My University Who Wrote a Letter to the Editor Saying “I Don’t Think That a Single Woman Has Been Assaulted On This Campus in My 33 Years Here.”
by Meg Thompson (3/20/2015)

An Open Letter to People Who Fawn Over My Wheelchair
by Laura Hyde (3/13/2015)

An Open Letter to Women Who Shame Catcalling
by Wendy Litner (2/27/2015)

An Open Letter to People I Hardly Know But Who Hug Me Anyway
by Susan Gilbert Guerrant (1/23/2015)

An Open Letter to Semicolon Abusers
by Alex Rosenfeld (1/16/2015)

An Open Letter to the Sneakers Hanging Over a Power Line on East Lake Sammamish Parkway
by Kim Kankiewicz (1/8/2015)

An Open Letter to America from a Public School Teacher
by Michael Mau (12/12/2014)

An Open Letter to the Blonde Woman in the Stock Photo of Millennials Drinking Wine
by David Weinstein (12/5/2014)

An Open Letter to My Beloved Woolly Armpits
by Jennifer Burns (11/21/2014)

An Open Letter to the Adorable Young Couple Leisurely Strolling By As I Frantically Usher My Children into My Rav4
by Angela Cardinale (11/6/2014)

An Open Letter to People Who Sell Sofas On Craigslist
by Angie Pelekidis (10/24/2014)

An Open Letter to Anyone Tempted to Borrow a Handicap Placard
by Nancy Hendrickson (10/10/2014)

An Open Letter to Vogue Magazine About Big Booties
by Stephanie Slinkard (10/3/2014)

An Open Letter to a Traveling Salesman, Sugar Camp, Wisconsin, Circa 1996
by Anna Vodicka (9/26/2014)

An Open Letter to My Late Paternal Grandfather
by Katherine Kubler (8/29/2014)

An Open Letter to the Passing Motorist Who Suggested I Take a Photograph of His Dick
by Cirrus Robert Wood (8/22/2014)

An Open Letter to Busta Rhymes
by Mike Levine (7/31/2014)

An Open Letter to the People Who Decide Which Women’s Apparel Catalogs to Send Me
by Hana Schank (7/25/2014)

An Open Letter to Myself When I Had Seven Cats
by Jen Bingham (7/18/2014)

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