What are we looking for?
Creative non-fiction/personal essays
Issue III’s theme
Issue III: hestia (hearth & home) invites you to interpret the ideas of home, the hearth, belonging, and guardianship, as well as explore Hestia’s story or the cult of the Vestal Virgins. Home is not always a place. We seek belonging in people, in feelings and in our history. Family dynamics are often given rather than chosen. Do we perhaps all have a constant in our lives, like a flame, that if it should burn out, we will fail? Explore too what womanhood means to you: Hestia chose virginity instead of a married life but did that really mean freedom?
We would love to see short prose pieces with a narrative linked to the above or to read about personal experiences linked to these themes.
You may submit up to two pieces of prose and/or creative non-fiction for consideration.
The deadline is August 20th.
All submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org