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Short Reads

Deadline: December 2, 2019

We're currently seeking short nonfiction for our new(ish) Sunday Short Read email, which reaches thousands of readers weekly.

We’re open to submissions on any subject, in any style. Surprise us! The only rules are that all work submitted must be short (1,000 words, max), nonfiction and original to the author, and not previously published.

We’ll pay $50 on publication, and all work will be considered for inclusion in Creative Nonfiction magazine, as well.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 1,000 words. Multiple submissions are welcome, as are entries from outside the United States.

Submit online
Deadline to upload files: 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Monday, December 2, 2019.

Choose one of the following submission options:

General submission upload portal *  »
(non magazine subscribers)

Free submission upload portal »
(current magazine subscribers only)

* There is a $3 convenience fee for online submissions. Subscribers to Creative Nonfiction and/or True Story never pay a reading/convenience fee of any kind when submitting. Ever. Not a subscriber? Choose the discounted subscription add-on when uploading your submission.