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Call For Submissions — What First Inspired You To Write?

When I was twenty years old, I reread Beloved by Toni Morrison for the second time. When I put the book down, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life: I wanted to make readers feel the way Morrison made me feel. Nothing was more clear.

Although I’ve been in love with writing my entire life, it was that moment that inspired me to start writing my first novel. Since then, I’ve written and self-published two novels, recently released my first published novel, and just secured another publishing deal for an upcoming book. I think of Morrison every time something magical happens in my career.

She was my most direct inspiration. What first inspired you to write stories? Or what keeps you inspired?

Same rules as always:

  • You can submit to this or ANY of our past writing prompts. Just scroll through our previous newsletters. They’ll be marked “Call for Submissions.”
  • If you’re already a writer for CRY, go ahead and submit.
  • Be as creative as you want in your submissions. As long as you stick to the topic, we’ll consider it.
  • Just because you submit doesn’t mean we’ll post. If you haven’t heard back from us in three days, consider that a pass.



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