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Our anthology series, The Way Things Were, reflects on the things we miss. The good ol' days (or not). Our first title, Air, celebrate pre-digital radio. Book two, Dine, focuses on diners. Main (focusing on mom and pop shops) and Ink (focusing on local newspapers) are forthcoming 2020.

We're now looking for essays to include in our 2021 titles:


We're looking for (true) road trip stories of up to 5,000 words for this essay collection. While Route 66 and other now desolate U.S. highways immediately come to mind when thinking of road trips, we are certainly interested in stories from around the globe. What we are most looking for are stories with strong characters and an arc that take place in a mobile setting. (read full description here)


For this essay collection, we're looking for stories of all kinds that are set in or revolve around a corner bar/dive bar (or small pub or tavern). Like for the ROAD collection, we're seeking stories up to 5,000 words with strong characters and and arc. We're open to stories that explore aspects of these establishments: we know it was not always fun and games. (read full description here)

General Information

  • Contributors will receive a $50 honorarium and two contributor copies. 
  • Previously published essays and book excerpts are OK. 
  • Hybrid and experimental creative nonfiction welcome.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2020

Get full details about these collections at this blog post. 

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