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Submissions are OPEN for our AUTUMN 2019 ISSUE: “RATTLE” until 3 November, 2019.

What do you hear when you think of a rattle? From the jingle of a baby’s toy to the faint rattle of a last breath, we are looking for creative nonfiction prose, poetry, photos, and visual art that speak to the theme of RATTLE, either literally or metaphorically. What was an experience that rattled you to the core? Tell us about a moment when things started shaking and coming apart, or the eerie rattle (real or imagined) that let you know something wasn’t right.


Submission Guidelines:

We accept all forms and genres of creative non-fiction and visual media so long as it presents a personal narrative. We ask that contributors do not submit more than 5 pieces per issue.

Please email all submissions to chicagomemoryhouse@gmail.com with your name included in the subject line. We ask that you include writing submissions as .doc or .pdf attachments rather than pasting them into the body of the email.

If submitting photos or artwork, please send the files as .jpg or .png email attachments (high-resolution files preferred). If the pieces have titles, include them in the body of your email.

We mail two copies of the magazine to each contributor upon publication.

What we look for in written work:

  • Unique personal narratives: as a creative nonfiction publication, we want to represent a wide variety of voices and experiences.
  • Writing that captivates us: we love pieces that surprise us with innovative forms and techniques.
  • Clarity and brevity: we think a succinct story is often more impactful than a long-winded one.
  • Stories worth telling: we welcome writing that uncovers hidden meanings and teaches us something new.

For creative nonfiction inspiration, check out these links:

http://creativenonfiction.org/

17 thoughts on “submit

  1. Nishikanta Verma says:

    In the email subject, do we write the actual title and actual email of the sender or as you say “Title of Work-Email Address”?

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