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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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K'in CNF Spotlight! Check out Balloon Bodies by Molly Kessler

"... (I knew a girl once. She stayed at school too late. The military man put his machete on her desk. The military man put his eyes on her chest. The military man put his hands on her neck. The military man put his tongue on her lips. Twist, twist, twist, she unscrews like a bottle top, unwrapped like a Tootsie pop.)...."

Read Balloon Bodies 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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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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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

Support Creative Nonfiction Here

 

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GOOD READ: "20 Writing Tips From Fiction Authors" from iUniverse

"Writing success boils down to hard work, imagination and passion—and then some more hard work. iUniverse Publishing fires up your creative spirit with 20 writing tips from 12 bestselling fiction authors.....

"Tip 1: "My first rule was given to me by TH White, author of The Sword in the Stone and other Arthurian fantasies and was: Read. Read everything you can lay hands on...."

READ MORE HERE

 

 

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Good morning from K'in! Good read on why stories matter from Nathan Bransford

Good morning from K'in! Good read on why story matters from Nathan Bransford....

 

"Telling stories isn’t what we do in our spare hours, something just to pass the time. Telling stories is what we do period. Stories are how we make sense of life.

 

Our entire worldview and memories are created out of our stories. Two people can witness the same event, process and interpret it completely differently and reach completely different conclusions about what just happened. And that’s before the fluid and corrosive effects of memory take hold. The reality of the actual event, even if it was recorded on film, blurs into the past. In its place: Stories, our way of interpreting what we have seen, which is all we have to make sense of what passes before our eyes...."

 

https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2011/07/stories-are-how-we-make-sense-of-life

 

 

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