Nonfiction submissions are limited to one piece not to exceed 8,500 words (please include word count). Pieces by emerging writers (those who have not published a full-length book of nonfiction) will also be considered for our annual nonfiction prize, should funding continue to be available. Please include a biographical statement (not a CV) detailing your past residency in Upstate New York. If more than one nonfiction piece is submitted by the same person, Stone Canoe editors will review only the first work received.
Note: The writer must have a first-person connection to Upstate New York, but the piece submitted can be about anything at all. The work does not need to involve New York State. Examples of qualifying connections include but are not limited to: being born here, even if you moved away later; going to college at an upstate school such as SUNY Binghamton, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, etc.; working in the area currently or at some point in the past. If you are uncertain if you meet this criterion, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration of your particular situation.
Please indicate if your work has been submitted simultaneously to another publication. You may include your name on the piece.