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

Lyric(-al) and narrative(-ish) essay, memoir and personal-ized history, genre-bending and form-blending: 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.

Things we've not seen enough: adventures, minority perspectives, formal invention, things from the Midwest, things outside the US, true weird crime, environmental disaster/success, mystery packages, black cats crossing your path under a ladder made of broken mirrors.

Things we've seen too much lately: cancer, addiction, break-ups, grampa's war diary.

Interpret these suggestions as loosely as you see fit.

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