Ends on February 28, 2019

WE READ "BLIND." Please do NOT include your name on the essay itself or on the title of the essay file or in the "Title" line submitted to Submittable. Identification on an essay will disqualify the work. But do please put your information in the space on Submittable labeled "cover letter."


What we seek:

  1. Lyric & hybrid essays up to 3,000 words. For flash pieces, send up to two with a total word count of 3,000 words or less, in the same document. 
  2. No reading fee. $10 for accepted work. Submit as many times as you wish, but only after you've heard back from us. As always, work must be smart, lyrical, family-friendly. You must have a Paypal account to accept payment. If you submit work and it is chosen, yet you don't have a Paypal account, you forfeit payment. Please be aware of this. We no longer send checks.
  3. Send material in its final form, as we cannot allow substantial changes once we receive your work. We will edit to catch small things you may have missed, then we'll send the edits for your approval.

Reading period: December 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. Please give us several months, and up to four months, to review and respond to your submission, though generally we hope to reply within two months.