Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hungry for Food Essays (couldn't resist!)

Obviously, I’m interested in this opportunity. I don’t like the reading fee, but at least there’s a subscription to an excellent journal included for $5 more:

Call for nonfiction on food: Creative Nonfiction
postmark deadline September 3, 2010

For an upcoming issue, we're seeking true stories that incorporate or involve food. Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with a significant element of research or information, and reach for some universal or deeper meaning in personal experiences. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice.

Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1000 for Best Essay and $500 for

Guidelines: Essays must be: unpublished, 5,000 words or less, postmarked by
September 3, 2010, and clearly marked “Food” on both the essay and the outside of the envelope. There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue CNF subscription); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the U.S. (though subscription shipping costs do apply). Please send manuscript, accompanied by a cover letter with complete contact information (address, phone, and email), SASE and payment to:
Creative Nonfiction
Attn: Food
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.