Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Why YOU Write: Call for “Why I Write” Essays

If you are a writer, have you ever written an essay exploring your reasons for writing?

If so, then I am interested in reading and posting your "Why I Write" non-fiction piece, 500-5,000 words, on this site. I'm looking for as many essays as possible by both known and unknown writers, published or unpublished, especially unknown and minimally published writers, for I am a firm believer that all writers deserve a voice.

Traditional publishing does not always offer such a platform for struggling writers.

You can read more about how traditional publishers "ban" and "censor" books here.

What's in it for you? At this point, I can't pay anything for your work, but you may, within your essay, promote your own books and link to your own homepage/website. As this site grows, so will exposure to your work.

Your work will be attributed to you (with a copyright notice), and you will retain all rights to your work, which means you will be free to republish and repost it elsewhere.

I will accept just about any "Why I Write" essay, as long as it is fairly well-written and stays on topic.

However, there are some exceptions:
No spam or unrelated ad links (other than links promoting your own work)

No links to malware sites and websites unrelated to you and your work

No adult content (hardcore porn, that is; adult social themes welcome)

No hate speech against minorities and/or ethnic groups

No sexual harassment

No off-topic work
Electronic submissions only, sent here.

Please submit your work in the body of your email (not as an attachment).

If you could also provide a short bio and a jpeg image (as an email attachment)--photograph or original artwork--that would be great!

If you have any questions, please email me or post a comment below.

Keep on writing!

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