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All pages must contain the title of the work. Also, in the header, include the author’s name and contact information, as well as page numbers.

Be a conveyor of truth as befits the genre. However, contributions should avoid commenting on any matters that might be under consideration in a legal case.

The best works will feature an intriguing start that will encourage us to read more, will use fluid transitions to build a narrative, will finish with a thought-provoking or moving conclusion, and will use an appropriate tone to enhance the presentation. They will generally:

  • Employ convincing details, including descriptions of setting and characters likely to engage a reader.
  • Clearly delineate who, what, when, where, and how.
  • Give us rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

Additionally, they will usually do at least one of the following:

  • Present your unique voice or perspective, or an unexpected outcome.
  • Reinterpret events in a way that may cause a reader to think, ‘I hadn’t thought about it that way before.’
  • Give us fresh visualizations of an otherwise conventional scene.

Submissions should ordinarily adhere to style, spelling, and grammar conventions. They should:

  • Demonstrate command of grammar and usage.
  • Use words that are appropriate for the narrative.
  • Vary sentence structure and length.
  • Exceptions to these rules must be justified by the nature of the narrative and not simply because you expect an editor to clean up the draft.

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