The Century invites reader submissions

February 18, 2019

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

Dirt (Deadline: March 1, 2019)

Lapse (Deadline: June 1, 2019)

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.