Village Square is interested in nonfiction in any form. We welcome memoir, personal essay, lyric and experimental work, hybrid forms, new journalism and non-academic cultural criticism. And while we are open to all aesthetic and stylistic approaches, we especially value writing that is fresh, honest, self-aware, and well expressed.
- We accept one essay or up to three vignettes/brevities per submission.
- Please format prose double-spaced, preferably in a 12 point Calibri or New Times Roman font.
- Essays should typically be no longer than 3,000 words. Vignettes and brevities may be up to 750 words.*
Note: If you send us a nonfiction submission that’s over 2,000 words, and we’re interested in publishing it online, we may request to publish it in serial form.