A Note from Nonfiction Editor, Emily W. Blacker:
Send us your essays, stand-alone memoir excerpts, and works that defy categorization. We’re looking for art that surprises the heart, stimulates the mind and delights the senses. What does that mean? It means that language and form are primary and that the piece transcends reportage and pursues insight. Some examples of pieces we love? “A Thousand Drops” by Bernard Cooper, “The Pain Scale” by Eula Biss, “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, “Just One Last Swirl Around the Bowl” by Dan Barry, “Leap” by Brian Doyle, “A Chapter on Red” by Jericho Parms. We seek various approaches and perspectives that make us see the world anew while connecting us to the common human core. We look forward to reading your writing.
*Please read our General Guidelines before submitting.* We do not accept multiple submissions.*
Nonfiction Formatting Guidelines:
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- 1” margins
- Pages numbered
- Maximum 3,000 words, or 3 flash pieces of maximum 1,000 words each. Occasionally we will accept work up to 5,000 words.
Nonfiction writers will receive a $25 honorarium per flash (1,000 words or fewer) and a $50 honorarium for work 1,001 words or more.