Call for Submissions: Start
Submissions and proposals due March 24
For the summer 2014 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine, tell us how, why, when, where you “start.” We want to hear your stories, ideas, thoughts, and arguments about good starts, bad starts, false starts, late starts, head starts, flying starts, running starts, jump starts; about starting over, starting from scratch, starting on the wrong foot. What we’re looking for are fresh ideas, insights, and perspectives: tell us something we’ve never heard before, show us something from a different angle, make us see the world through new eyes.
We welcome all forms of nonfiction writing, including scholarly essays, journalistic articles, and personal essays. We accept proposals and drafts of scholarly and journalistic features, but we accept drafts only of personal essays, which must consider larger thematic questions in well-developed, expansive, and nuanced ways. Features generally range between 1,500 and 4,000 words. All contributors receive an honorarium. Currently the magazine is distributed to more than 12,000 readers. Work from Oregon Humanities has been reprinted in textbooks, the Pushcart Prize anthology, Utne Reader, and Best American Essays, and featured on public radio programs Think Out Loud and This American Life.