We’re seeking personal essay, memoir, confessional poetry, curated journal/diary, curated letters/e-mail, hybrid explorations of the self, and any writing that makes art from your life.

Please keep single prose submissions under 2,000 words. You may send up to two (2) different prose pieces if each is under 750 words.

For poetry submissions, please submit up to three (3) poems totaling no more than four (4) pages.

Since all autobiographical work —due to the nature of memory and self-perception—is in some way fictional, autofiction is welcome. However, since work on the site is not labeled by genre, please understand that readers may interpret your piece as memoir.

Collaborative work is welcome, too. So is work that includes photography and visual art (if have permission to use it or created it yourself).

Simultaneous submissions are expected. Previously unpublished work only please.

We try to respond within 30 days of submission, but that's not always possible. Typically the longer submissions have been open, the longer the wait. If you receive a rejection for your submission, you are welcome to send another submission whenever you'd like.

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