NONFICTION

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

"'Good' nonfiction is a notoriously difficult aesthetic to pin down. At Touchstone, we welcome submissions that embody the spectrum of difference within this genre. At its most general sense, great nonfiction is compelling—it explores the micro and macro levels of meaning inherent in how we understand what it means to be human. Successful nonfiction conveys pivotal moments of realization or actualization that reflects the true diversity of lived experience. Well-developed characters, a cohesive plotline, and well-articulated prose all contribute to the 'staying power' of excellent nonfiction. Whether you write about the hilarious or the harrowing, our editors are interested in stories that leave us reveling in its impact.”

NONFICTION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. You may submit up to two (2) creative nonfiction essays at a time.

Please attach submissions as a Word document in an email to touch@ksu.edu with the subject line: “Nonfiction.” In addition, please include a brief bio about yourself.

Unfortunately, at this time we cannot offer winners any cash prize.

Submission to Touchstone implies permission to publish. Writers retain all later publication rights. Touchstone accepts simultaneous submissions.

For more detailed information about the submission process, visit our Submissions Page.


DEADLINES

DEC. 15th, 2017


FEATURED NONFICTION