Submission Guidelines:

- Autobiographical non-fiction

- Literary, i.e. stylistically polished

- Publication ready (grammar and spell checked)

​- Include a jpeg of a quality, original and relevant photo to accompany your writing. The photo is essential we can't post without that. Photos can be uploaded separately but make sure they're labelled.

- Unpublished material, although we may consider a piece that was published in your blog with very few readers or an extract from a self-published memoir.

- 12 point, 1.5 spaced, block paragraphs

- Author's name and title of piece on file name

- Add a short author bio at the end, mentioning any publications, which we will link to Amazon, etc. Add an interesting photo of yourself for the bio.

- Include your email address

- Between 1,000 and 3,000 words in a word document

- By sending us material, you consent to its being published on our site. We reserve the right to edit submissions but if your submission requires considerable editing, we will not publish it.

- Don't use full names of other people and feel free to change names to protect privacy.

- We will notify you within a month if we are going to post your work. i.e. If you don't hear from us within one month of submitting, we won't be using it.

- Look at our posts and read our About page to get an idea of the kind of writing we are looking for.

- No payments will be made for submissions, although we will award $100 twice yearly (in March & October) to our favourite posts, taking into account numbers of likes.

- Material posted remains copyright of the author and does not reflect the opinions. All other photographs and text are copyright of the editors.  

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