An announcement recently came my way from Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog about a new literary magazine featuring fiction, nonfiction, and photography about and by the nonprofit sector. Called Characters, they are currently soliciting submissions from changemakers who have worked or volunteered for a good cause. With as abundant of a civic and nonprofit life as we have in Minnesota, I've no doubt we'll be able to submit a healthy range of compelling short fiction, personal essays, and photography from none other than you. If you've got a powerful local story to share, this is your chance to tell it to the world!
My friend Mark Rovner and I do a lot of talking about stories. How you need to tell them. How you should tell them. And so on.But here's the thing. One of the most basic principles of telling a story is, show don't tell. So we've decided to not just tell people about good stories but to show great stories.We have launched a new literary magazine for and by you. It's called Characters, and it will feature fiction, nonfiction and photography from great communicators who have worked or volunteered for a good cause. That means you. Have a short story you've been working on for years? A memoir? Send it in. Really. This is your chance. We're giving you the greatest gift of all: a deadline for your dream.Know any writers or artistes? Please spread the word and send people here. (UPDATE: It costs $10 to submit. I was asked to add this to the post so folks know up front. Point taken.)