Ends on October 1, 2019

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Witness is currently reading nonfiction for its Spring 2020 print issue. Submissions will be open until October 1 or until we reach a maximum number of submissions for the issue, whichever comes first.

Please limit your submission to one essay per issue. All forms of literary or creative nonfiction are welcome.

  • Please include a title in the Title Box on the submission page and include your contact information including word count within the header of the document. Include page numbers on every page.
  • All files must be saved in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF.
  • Work should be double-spaced and set in a standard (Times, Helvetica, Arial) 12-point typeface.
  • If this submission would be your first publication, we are eager to learn this, so please do feel open to share that in the cover letter.
  • While Witness Magazine's mission is to look at the American experience and the writer as witness, authors from all over the world are encouraged to submit.