• 1 item, up to 5,000 words. We lean toward the swift/compact.

Lyric(-al) and narrative(-ish) essay, form-blending & genre-bending, personal-ized history and memoir-that-connects-to-larger-issues: we're talking creative nonfiction. No academic studies, no lit crit. We may print your review/"review" of pretty much anything (including a Sweet Corn Festival or new talking-robot-toilet model), if it's funny, bizarre, and/or actually an essay. The internet's filled with short nonfiction, so surprise us.

Things we've not seen enough: formal invention, adventures, minority perspectives, things from the Midwest, things outside the US, truly weird crime, environmental disaster/success, signs & portents.

Things we've seen too much: cancer, addiction, break-ups, grampaw's war diary, mi-ma's cookies.

Interpret these suggestions as loosely as you see fit.

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