Our newest feature: literary techniques at nonfiction
Fiction|poetry and microstory have long had themes and devices and technique associated with their challenges, and this month, we are introducing literary techniques on nonfiction.
For October, it will be irony. Rowan, our submissions editor, has written an introductory post on the different narrative usages of irony, and you can read it here. Though optional, incorporating this device into your nonfiction piece is another piece of our challenge that we invite you to try.
It’s the weekend, so the moonshine grid is open
I’m ready for some time off: how `bout you? The world can be too much sometimes, and when it is, you’ve just got to take a break from it.
I sat down to write this post in a pretty good mood, you know? I was ready to tell you that it’s a new month and we’ve got some new stuff for our focus on fiction
slam, and even a treat for the nonfiction
writers this time.
Are you tired of the fiction|poetry grid getting all the love? Yeah, me too. Nonfiction – essays, memoirs, and creative nonfiction of all types – was one of my first loves, and I’ll be clinging to it with my cold, inkstained fingers before I quit writing it. Editors Michelle and Erica love them some nonfiction too. That’s why we’re introducing this monthly nonfiction feature to go along with our fiction jams and poetry slams. Looking for a little inspiration? Want to try something new with your writing but you’re not sure what? This is the post for you!
Noir. To the Francophones among us, it’s just a word. No, seriously, English language, why you gotta do us like that?
Vote for your favorite nonfiction, fiction and microstories here
NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION: