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Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Prose Discourse

Nonfiction: Memoir, CNF, or Personal Essay.

2021 theme: "1 of 24- The Story of an Hour"

3000 words minimum, 10000 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Submissions should contain from 3000 up to 10,000 words, not counting the title, byline and any epigraph. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Nonfiction: Memoir, CNF, or Personal Essay."

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.           Submissions close December 30.

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