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We're reading pitches and submissions for our On Writing series. Pieces in this series feature writers on their favorite topic—writing. 

We publish essays that talk about the work of writing (Laura Goode on the art of pitching vs. submitting; Lynn Steger Strong on what to do once you've finished your novel), the writing life (Emily O'Neill on how every day is a writing day, with or without an MFA), the identity of being a writer (Ace Tilton Ratcliff on being a disabled writer; Mary Ann Thomas on being a writer and a nurse), among others. Find more examples of On Writing pieces here.

If you are pitching, please tell us the narrative arc of your story; the context/conversation with which you’re engaging and why (i.e. What's been written on this topic before? How will your essay talk about it differently/push the conversation forward?); links to relevant clips; and your sources and level of access, if you are reporting. 

If you are submitting a full draft, please do share the narrative arc, the cultural conversation with which you're engaging, and links to clips. We will only read submissions of 4000 words or less.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.