Readers Write asks readers to address subjects on which they’re the only authorities.
Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write.
Writing style isn’t as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity. There is no word limit, but we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the section before you submit.
Feel free to submit your writing under “Name Withheld” if it allows you to be more honest.
Ever caught a lucky break? Is there a person who deserves your appreciation — or do you deserve someone else’s? Has an event made you realize how good you have it? Or have you learned to be thankful despite tough times? Are you surprised by what you’re grateful for? Thanks in advance for sending us your true stories.
Do your pets and your kids track it in the house every day? Do you like the look of it under your fingernails after a day in the garden? Maybe you’ve got some good dirt on a friend. Or maybe you’re preoccupied by the idea of spending eternity under it after you’re dead. Dig deep and send us your true stories on “Dirt.”
Do you have a flair for the dramatic or crippling stage-fright? Did you nail your solo in the high-school musical or forget your lines at a community-theater production? Tell us about the time you were Joseph in the living nativity, how you fell in love with improv, or about a particularly drama-laden family dinner. True stories from audience, cast, and crew welcome, but don’t spend too long rehearsing: the curtain falls on this topic on August 1.
To submit by mail, send your typed, double-spaced submission to:Readers Write
107 N. Roberson St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516