I finished reading my third Connecticut-set book last night and am now working on my fourth (I can’t seem to stop at three titles). I have been consuming words instead of writing them, so thank goodness for all of the American Vignette contributors who have sent work: you’ve kept the site going while I kicked up my feet and read.
This week on the site readers can look forward to guest posts set in California, Michigan, and West Virginia. Beyond that we will have New Jersey, Utah, Oregon; Texas, Illinois, Vermont. The response to the American Vignette call for submissions has been overwhelming, and I’ve got creative nonfiction shorts lined up for weeks.
The series has gotten so much love, in fact, that I am going to scale back to posting one prompt per month instead of two. The roundups and prompts are taking up valuable real estate on the site that could be filled with stories, essays, and literature capsules. There is still time to contribute to the Summer Garments writing challenge, and once that one is wrapped up I will begin posting prompts only on the first Wednesday of the month. The month-long submission period will give writers more time to work on craft and pull a strong piece together.
I hope you have been enjoying the addition of these guest posts as much as I have. As I incorporate this new creative nonfiction component into my Andrea Reads America project, I have a couple of questions for both writers and readers. I would love your feedback to help make this site what you want to write for and read:
These polls will be open for one week (they will close on June 2). Thanks so much, and stay tuned for the Connecticut literature capsule and more great shorts.