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Upcoming Readers Write Deadlines

Fantasy, Taste, and Uniforms

September 21, 2023

There’s still time to submit to Readers Write on “Fantasy”! Be sure to get your entry to us by October 1 — we’ve suggested a few potential prompts below if you still need to get your creative juices flowing. And it’s never too early to start your first draft for an upcoming topic. . . .


Fantasy: Entries due October 1
Maybe the covers of the paperbacks on your bookshelf all feature fire-breathing dragons and lots of chain mail. Maybe you think — a little too much — about leaving it all behind and sinking your feet into the sand of some sunny, faraway beach. Maybe you know someone whose head is constantly in the clouds. Make a dream come true and send us your true-story submissions about fantasy.

Taste: Entries due November 1
Love bananas? Hate shiplap? Ever connected with a stranger over a shared interest in books, fashion, or footwear? Has your taste in music or friends ever gotten you in trouble? Tell us about the time you tried — and failed — to cook a special meal or about when you said something that was in poor taste. Send us your favorite stories, but remember that we only like true ones for Readers Write.

Uniforms: Entries due December 1
Ever had to dress a certain way for work — in a company T-shirt, scrubs, a judge’s robe? Have you donned fatigues or dress blues as a member of the military? Maybe the sight of someone in official duds turns you on — or maybe it fills you with apprehension. Tell us about your most memorable experience wearing your sports-team jersey, marching-band uniform, or Scout sash. Dress up your story however you like, but remember we only publish true accounts in Readers Write.

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