Readers Write asks readers to address subjects on which they’re the only authorities.
Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write.
Writing style isn’t as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity. There is no word limit, but we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the section before you submit.
Feel free to submit your writing under “Name Withheld” if it allows you to be more honest.
Who did you look up to but don't anymore? Who took their place? What teacher, pop star, family member, or religious leader has been a guiding light in the darkness? Or was it all smoke and mirrors? Tell us your true story.
What have you kept to yourself — for a few days, a couple of months, your whole life? What makes you lock the door or clear your browser history? Draw the blinds and send us your submission today. (And a reminder: you can always submit under "Name Withheld.")
Do you find yourself binge watching a show when you could be doing pretty much anything else with your time? Is the evening news the backdrop noise to your nightly dinner? Does your remote hold a coveted spot on your coffee table — or your nightstand? Turn off the tube and send us your submission.
To submit by mail, send your typed, double-spaced submission to:Readers Write
107 N. Roberson St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516