Monday, January 17, 2011

Calls for Short Nonfiction

As I was doing my submissions last week, three opportunities for short nonfiction came across my desk, or rather, my laptop:
The Bellingham Literary Review is notoriously hard to get into and continues to receive accolades in the literary world, such as a notable essay mention in Best American Essays 2010. Now they’re looking for short nonfiction pieces for special publication on their website (deadline is April 15):
The South Loop Review, published by Columbia College Chicago, has gained momentum as a respected nonfiction magazine (notable essay mention in Best American Essays 2010) that also features stunning photography. Now they are looking for short pieces for their online publication that are “more contemporary in voice and aesthetic.”
Brevity is arguably the all-time star in publishing short nonfiction. The recent issue features a piece by Lia Purpura, one of my favorite essayists, and by another author I always enjoy reading, Kim Dana Kupperman. You have to indeed be brief, word limit is 750.

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