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Like pulling up a chair in a locals-only hotspot, we want to hear amazing stories of the Crescent City from the people who know it best – whatever is in the heart and deserves to be said. Our aim is to publish a fascinating and surprising collection that will satisfy and inform anyone who loves New Orleans.
  • We seek stories inspired by, set in, or about New Orleans.
  • All genres welcome: Fiction, non-fiction, essay, plays, monologues, poetry, song lyrics, tall tales, family histories, folklore, neighborhood legends, even recipes (and recipe backstories too!).
  • Each story must be 600 words or less. That's roughly equivalent to one full page of text, typed in 12 point font.
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  • All skill levels welcome.
  • All ages welcome. Anyone under 18 must have parent or guardian approval, and must provide parent/guardian name and phone number.
  • You will retain ownership of any entries you submit. You may submit works which you have published elsewhere, but you must have permission or authority to re-print.
  • Copyrighted works not approved for publication/reprint are not acceptable. Plagiarism is not acceptable. Any entrant found to plagiarize will be pulled from entry and his/her works will not be considered for publication.


Past the Trestle

Past the Trestle

I reach for the .38 hidden behind a book, then think, Why bother? He’ll just buy another. My dad said [...]


Ninety-Nine Cents Only

U-Check and First to Know. Those were her options. Each only 99 cents. She picked up the blue U-Check box, [...]


War Stories

Growing up, I remember hearing Mother tell stories about an artillery shell exploding on Long Beach Boulevard as a result [...]


Once Upon a Time in Long Beach

Once upon a time in Long Beach my Ennio Morriconi theme introduced me everywhere, wrote my ticket, lucid crazies on [...]

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