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Dear Writers,

We’re now accepting short first-person essays (900 words maximum) for possible publication in our January 2010 issue.

The theme: "A moment (big or small) after which nothing was the same."

Please note that although we have nothing against poems, short stories, or epic novels, we can only consider bona fide essays for the purpose of this issue.

To submit an essay for consideration:
Paste it into your email to and attach it as a Word document (doc, not docx, please).

Please include your name, telephone number, and email on every page.

Deadline: November 16.

Autumn Stephens and Sarah Weld
Co-Editors,The East Bay Monthly

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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