Essay Guidelines

The Basics:
  • 1200-1800 words, double spaced, Times New Roman
  • Real stories told from the first person (memoir-style, prose only)
  • Theme of lost romantic love, such as curdled relationships, forsaken crushes—basically, just something that could’ve gone better
  • Writing styles may range from humorous to philosophical; stories may (and should!) be raw and personal, but content should remain tasteful

The Details:
  • Submissions will be vetted by the editors
  • Submissions cannot have been published previously, and if selected for publication on Thank You for the Tragedy, essays may not be published elsewhere
  • If selected, essays will be edited in collaboration with the author
  • If the author so wishes, essays may be published anonymously

Submission Instructions:

Email editors @ with your essay attached as a word document. 
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