The non-profit I co-run, TMI Project, is now accepting personal essay submissions, for the Essays page on our website, and for future publishing projects.
We’re branching out beyond storytelling and monologues as a way to extend our reach, which will help us to get more funding. It’s also as a way for us to offer anonymity to participants from some of the populations we work with - survivors of domestic violence, LBGTQ kids who haven’t come out to their parents, members of twelve-step groups, etc. They can publish their essays anonymously or pseudonymously on our website, or in the essay collections we have planned, something they can’t do in a staged show.
I’m sorry to say that, being a start-up non-profit, we can’t afford to pay, but if we choose your essay - and it is fairly competitive - we’ll send you a cute tee shirt. And you’ll get to do a little mitzvah for a non-profit that helps people who don’t usually get to tell their stories be heard.
Submission guidelines here. Spread the word?