Hello dear readers!
We’re back from our spring break with news of some exciting changes at Tell Us A Story.
Since we opened our doors nearly 3 years ago, Tell Us A Story‘s mission has been a simple one: to publish stories about “true things” once per week, every week. We loved that model, and the way it allowed us to focus on one writer’s story each week.
But as we begin year 4 of the blog (year 4!!!!), we wanted to try out a new approach: we are shifting to a quarterly format. That means we will still be bringing you the best true stories we can find, but we will publish these stories 4 times per year: in the fall, winter, spring and summer.
We feel this new format will better accommodate submission cycles as well as our own busy lives.
We will close out year 3 with a few of our favorite recent submissions, then we’ll be back in the fall with our new quarterly schedule.
In the meantime, we encourage you to keep reading and please keep sharing your wonderful stories with us:
All submissions must be less than 2000 words and must be based on something that actually happened to you (not to your friend or your cousin or your high school math teacher). We are also interested in very short stories (flash [non]fiction), experimental stories, poems, or plays as long as they are true. When possible, we’d like you to send us a scanned photograph or document that correlates with your story, because those kinds of details are nice.
Please send submissions as an editable attachment (no PDFs please!!!), along with images, and a 100 word (or less) biographical statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “TUAS Submission” in the subject line. Please submit only one submission at a time (unless you are sending poetry).