Broad Street, a new semi-annual literary magazine, has put out a call for beautifully written narratives – the twist is that they must be true.
It’s a glorious concept, and challenges you to turn your storytelling skills to your own life. Play around with your memories of your own experiences, pick out an event or adventure that lends itself to telling, and retelling, and whittle it down to a story arch that will please loves of short fiction, yet works as non-fiction.
Capture your slice of memoir, essay or experimental whatever in five words to 5,000 words, and submit it to Broad Street via Tell It Slant (note, there’s a $1.50 submission fee – such a shame).
Based at Virginia Commonwealth University, Broad Street states that it “will present the best of literary journalism, creative nonfiction, photography and illustration” then adds “No academic studies or pomposity, please.”
Find out more at www.broadstreetonline.org.