Thin Air is looking for nonfiction work that is pushing at the boundaries of the genre. We are looking for well-told, simple, true stories that read like fiction, with powerful language and rumination that explore the complexities of those simple stories.
Formatting: We accept nonfiction up to 3,000 words. Submissions should be one short essay (in any form) or up to three pieces each under 750 words. Essays that contain visuals or art are welcome as long as you own the copyrights. However, we reserve the right to accept stories with or without accepting the art.
Please include word count at the top of your manuscript. We also ask that you use standard manuscript formatting for fonts, margins, and spacing. Thin Air reads blind, so please make sure that your manuscript does not contain any identifying information.
No previously published work, please. Simultaneous submissions are OK, as long as you notify us immediately if your work is no longer available for consideration.
Submissions close on December 15. We will reopen for submissions for the 2020 issue following winter break.