We are working to break down the barrier to publishing by seeking works for folks who traditionally have difficulty accessing the publishing world or are underrepresented. All we ask is that your work makes us think twice. Whether that's through unique plots, storytelling devices, or form, we want to do a double-take when we read your work.

We are seeking submissions from people who identify as adoptees, birthparents, donor-conceived, or discoverers of genetic secrets in their immediate family for our special edition. Please review our fiction guidelines below: 


>Send one document containing micro, flash, and short stories between 100 & 5,000 words. If your piece is over 20 pages, we probably won't have a chance to review it unless it's truly outstanding.
>Micro and flash submissions can contain up to 4 pieces totaling 5,000 words. Each piece must be at least 100 words.
>Please double-space and use a 12-point font. Remove any identifying information from the document itself. 

We are working to break down the barrier to publishing by seeking works for folks who traditionally have difficulty accessing the publishing world or are underrepresented. All we ask is that your work makes us think twice. Whether that's through unique plots, storytelling devices, or form, we want to do a double-take when we read your work.

We are seeking submissions from people who identify as adoptees, birthparents, donor-conceived, or discoverers of genetic secrets in their immediate family for our special edition. Please review our poetry guidelines below:

>Send one document containing up to 4 poems or a maximum of 8 pages

>Please remove any identifying information from the document itself

>We accept .pdf, .doc and .docx

Our essay submissions are open all year round. Use this essay space to process major events and how they impact your life. Take an analysis of current events or past events that you're still grappling with and weave it with a story. 

We know that you're not Roxanne Gay or Sloane Crosley, but maybe you're the next great essayist. If you need examples of the style we're looking for in essays, we recommend reading an essay or two by each of these outstanding authors. 

We are working to break down the barrier to publishing by seeking works for folks who traditionally have difficulty accessing the publishing world or are underrepresented. Your voice is welcome here. 


Guidelines:
>Send one document containing one essay
>No more than 4 double-spaced pages in length
>Please submit your work in double-spaced, 12-point font

NOTE: Because this is open year-round, we ask that you wait until you hear from us on your first submission before sending us another. 

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