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2 writing challenges from Creative Nonfiction magazine

From time to time I’ve tried to rise to the challenge of getting my writing accepted by Creative Nonfiction magazine. No success yet, but I’ll keep trying, as it gives me a reason to flex my writing muscles and a … Continue reading

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Weather or Not (Part 1)

By Sarah White There was no reason to consult the weather forecast, because it wouldn’t change anything. When my friend Jane plans to camp, she will not be deterred. As her camping buddy, I’ve accepted that once we say we’re … Continue reading

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Call for submissions for 2016 Midwest Review

I like the motivation of a deadline, the clarifying guidance of a promised audience to write for, the inspiration of a prompt to write on… how about you? Deadline October 1, 2015 The Midwest Review journal is accepting submissions for the … Continue reading

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Creative Nonfiction magazine: call for entries

We pause in the “Season of Sports” to bring you… a call for entries! We Want Your Best Stuff CURRENT CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS We’re seeking submissions for upcoming issues of CNF: Aug 31: Marriage. View guidelines > Nov 16: NEW! Childhood. View guidelines … Continue reading

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Creative Nonfiction contest: Weather!

A while back I used to camp. A lot. And it rained. A lot. Finally that experience is worth something: I can enter Creative Nonfiction’s writing contest on the topic of Weather! Fifteen rainy outings in a row–that’s three years’ … Continue reading

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Looking for Stories that Teach Life Lessons

A colleague of mine in the Association of Personal Historians, Paul Smith of Lead With a Story,  is looking for stories that are vehicles for values. Here’s Paul’s story: I’m a writer and storyteller like many of you. I’m under … Continue reading

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Contest theme “Family”–entries due June 30

“‘Family’…the we of me.” —Carson McCullers If you’re a “woman with stories to tell,” your essay on “family” might be the winner of the Susan Wittig Albert LifeWriting Competition offered by Story Circle Network. (I am a member and occasional … Continue reading

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