Personal essays, memoir, lyric essays, and literary journalism up to 5,000 words. Please include word count on the first page. We are also interested in creative nonfiction that explores history, science, literature, art, and biographies.
You may submit up to 3 micro pieces of creative nonfiction (up to 300 words each) in one submission.
Please include word count on the first page. Please double space your manuscript and use standard formatting. Please make sure that you have used only one space between the end of sentence and the beginning of the next sentence. If you use two spaces, you will be required to go through your manuscript and correct this in order for your work to be used in our layout software.
You must remove all personal identifying information from your manuscript and file name. We will automatically reject any work submitted with biographical data included in the manuscript. Thank you.
Please familiarize yourself with how to work with your manuscript in Microsoft Word Tracked Changes. We do edit all accepted prose pieces and will expect you to know how to use Tracked Changes. We simply no longer have the time to provide personal tutorials on Microsoft Word.
If you are looking for feedback please see Expedited Creative Nonfiction. We are hearing back from writers that we have helped them get a piece published.