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We are looking for creative nonfiction that pushes the boundaries of its form. We are here for your experiments in reportage, lyric essay, auto-theory, poetics, polemics, manifesto, memoir, and cultural criticism. In general, we dislike the term “personal essay,” but we can be convinced. Underrepresented or marginalized voices are especially encouraged to submit.

Please keep submissions under 6,000 words. Please submit only once per reading period. Simultaneous submissions encouraged. Please withdraw your piece should it be accepted elsewhere.

Students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin cannot submit. If we have published your work, please wait a full issue cycle before submitting again (2 years).

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