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Call for Submissions: The Monthly

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The East Bay Monthly is a general-interest regional magazine of culture and commerce, edited for upscale readers in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Monthly covers food, health, science, the environment, entertainment and the local people who are outstanding in these fields. Published since 1970, The Monthly is the oldest independently owned East Bay publication.

The Monthly is currently accepting personal essays (nonfiction, first-person prose) of up to 900 words for possible publication in their summer literary issue. The theme: "What I miss."

"Please interpret “What I miss” in any way that resonates for you. A distinct, compelling voice is what we’re after here, along with writing that’s specific and personal. As a regional magazine, we prioritize submissions from those who live or work in the East Bay (Northern California). To submit, paste your essay into your email to and also attach it as a Word document. No exceptions: include your name, email address, and phone number in the body of your email and at the top of your essay."

Deadline: Thursday, April 18.

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