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Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans


Monday, October 14, 2013


Entry Fees

Essays accepted by mail or online. There is a $3 convenience fee to submit online.




Seeks well-written, true narratives about the art and science/wonder and struggle of birth, babyhood and childrearing. Whether it’s about adopting them or making them, raising them or ‘sitting them, loving them or fearing them, if you’ve got a story about tiny humans at the outset of life, we want to read it.

Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,500 words. Multiple entries are welcome as are entries from outside the United States.

Contact Information

In Fact Books
c/o Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Attn: Babies
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232


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