Call for Submissions: Coupling and Uncoupling

Spring 2022

We are looking for personal essays about love, marriage, divorce, dating, and being single... at midlife.

What are your romantic relationships like now? What are the fissures, the pleasures, the challenges? What have you realized about being coupled — or uncoupled?

Completed drafts and original work only, please.

Simultaneous submissions permitted, as long as you notify us.

Word count: 750-1200 words.

Payment: $50

Submissions will be accepted and published on an ongoing basis through the end of May 2022.

You will receive notification of the status of your submission by mid-May.

We are not able at this point to provide individual feedback on each submission.

Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

— co-editors Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger

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