The Century invites reader submissions

May 18, 2018

The Century invites readers to submit first-person narratives (under 1,000 words) on the following topic:

Call (Deadline: September 1, 2018)

Promise (Deadline: November 1, 2018)

Selected essays will be published in the print or web magazine. Authors of the selected essays will receive $100 and a free one-year subscription to the magazine.

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This series is supported by a grant from the Frederick Buechner Center, which celebrates the work of the essayist, novelist, and pastor.