Creative Nonfiction

Call for Submissions! K'in Seeking Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction!

We want to hear your voice! 

K'in, an online literary magazine, is seeking and accepting submissions through Submittable, for our second issue.

Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. 

We're particularly interested in voices from marginalized and underrepresented communities.

We also are introducing our brand new Young Writers Section, for submissions from writers aged 12-17. 

Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us.

Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.  

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General Submission Guidelines

Young Writers Guidelines

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Introducing K'in Young Writers! Call for Submissions from Writers 12-17

Now we're celebrating Young Writers too! 

K'in is thrilled to announce the inclusion of our new Young Writers Section, specifically dedicated to publication of writers aged 12 to 17 years. Check out our Submit Page for specific guidelines for young writers! We're thrilled that this section will be edited by Courtney Rose and Kaitlyn Crow, both talented writers themselves who love, write, and read young adult and children's literature. Please share this exciting news with any young writers you know!

We can't wait to hear from you! 

Complete Young Writers Guidelines Here

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K'in CNF Spotlight! Southern Storm by Cumi Ikeda

"My mother tells me that my emotions are fast and fleeting, altering the constants of calm and content that she understands to be me. I slam doors and I cry, I harm with intention, and I fragment myself to stay intact.  

In South Carolina, the South, my home, humid summer days meander endlessly on, and thunderstorms fragment time. Tablespoon raindrops wash away all memories of the day’s existence before the rain, and a cool calm settles as the storm passes...."

Since writing this piece, Cumi Ikeda has moved from the Pacific Northwest to Pittsburgh, where she feels a bit more at home with the rain. There, she teaches nonfiction and wonders about poetry. "

Read Southern Storm Here! 

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First Issue of K'in Is Live!

Our first issue of K'in is live!

Thanks and Love to all of the contributors who honored us with the privilege of sharing their beautiful work.

And endless gratitude to the staff, for their passion, commitment, and hard work!

Check it out HERE

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K'in Call for Submissions! Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction!

Reading for our inaugural issue, set to be released May 1, 2018! 

Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us. Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.  

Submit Here

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Submissions Open for February! Send Us Your Beautiful Work!

K'in submission forms are open for February!

We can't wait to read your work!

Submissions Details Here

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Great Read! "8 MEMOIRS FROM BLACK TRANS WRITERS" by Constance Augusta Zaber (from Book Riot)

"Although the “trans memoir” is well-represented in the world of books by trans people, it is unfortunately no surprise that very few memoirs from Black trans people have made it to publication, let alone gained wide attention....."

Check out the rest of this amazing reading list here

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Good Read: "Women Writing About the Wild: 25 Essential Authors" by Kathryn Aalto (From Outside Magazine)

Good morning from K'In! 

Thanks to my brother David Daniel for passing this great read on. 

"Women who write about the wild cannot be easily labeled. They are conservationists, scientists, and explorers; historians, poets, and novelists; ramblers, scholars, and spiritual seekers. They are hard to pin down but for their willingness to be “unladylike,” to question, and to seek.

The following list is in no way definitive, but if you want a primer on some of the best nature writing you probably haven’t read yet, you’d do well to start with these 25 women....."

Read More Here

 

                                             Mary Austin, author of  Land of Little Rain

                                             Mary Austin, author of Land of Little Rain

AMAZING READ: "The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action" by Nicole Walker - from Creative Nonfiction

From Creative Nonfiction

Issue #64, Adaptation

The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action

Between the Lines

Nicole Walker

"...memoir....offers something unique to environmental writing. By situating the self in the story, the writer personalizes what in some nature writing might come off as eulogizing and obvious. When I toggle between myself and the rest of the world, not only do I stop myself from boring myself with what I already know, I also find surprising commonalties with prairie dogs, or gutters, or the way geological formations seem permanent until they’re not, which reminds me that my bad habits or unattractive character traits, like writing about myself, are not necessarily permanent either....."

READ THE REST HERE

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