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True stories by (or about) nurses

For a special expanded anniversary edition of I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse, Creative Nonfiction/In Fact Books is seeking essays by and about nurses.

We’re looking especially for pandemic-era stories, which examine the complex and essential role nurses of all kinds have played in providing care and guidance for patients and families, as well as the ways in which the pandemic has affected both individuals and the healthcare system.

We are looking for writers who can write dramatically and vividly about their work. Essays can be from 1,000 to 4,000 words and should be previously unpublished and written in a narrative form, with scenes, description, vivid characters, and a distinctive voice.

This is a paying market. All submissions will be considered for the book and might also be considered for other CNF projects.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, June 27, 2022. There is no submission fee for this category. Upload essays via Submittable.