Proximity Magazine is seeking nonfiction essays, multimedia and images that engage the theme of PLAY.
We are interested in reading nonfiction stories about whimsy and a wandering body or mind, the blessedly unusual act of going “unplugged,” and/or any activity that offers the reader a glimpse into the abandonment of stress and responsibility in search of joy, freedom, creativity and reprieve. In essence, we want to know where your playgrounds are – whether they are grounded in a physical place or experience, or only in your mind.
As you craft your work, please remember that Proximity was founded on stories with a strong sense of place, and your essays should be just as strongly reflective of their setting as their associated theme. The deadline is January 15th! I look forward to reading your work!
Submissions must be previously unpublished and submitted to Proximity for publication in one of the following categories: long-form (6,000 words maximum), mid-range (2,000 words maximum), flash (500 words maximum), or photo essay/multimedia. Multiple submissions and alternative forms of true stories are welcome and encouraged.