General Submissions Close for the Summer

“Lupines” © Laura Williams McCaffrey

General submissions are now closed, but we’ll have lots of great stories and poems for you to keep reading through July, including our Humor Contest Winners.

Happy summer writing! We look forward to reading your submissions again in the fall.

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