Ends on February 1, 2018

No longer than 5000 words, with title and page number on each page after the first. If you have a longer piece which you think may interest us, please send a query to bordercrossing@lssu.edu. We are interested in personal essays, memoir excerpts (when self-contained), flash creative nonfiction, works of creative nonfiction in experimental forms, and graphic nonfiction. For graphic nonfiction, please submit one-shots (or self-contained graphic memoir excerpts) 1-10 pages in length as a .PDF or .TIF.

We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, please return to the submission manager and withdraw your piece immediately if it is accepted elsewhere. For flash, please include a note in Submittable indicating which piece has been accepted. Please note that you may only submit one submission file per genre during our reading periods, unless you are specifically invited to resubmit by the editors. We may take up to six months to respond.

Please do not include your name or any identifying information on the work itself, as our editorial board reads submissions blind. 

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