Open to veterans, active duty service members, military family members, foreign national interpreters, and hazardous duty station aide workers, we are committed to helping you tell your true stories, telling them better, and then making sure they're heard by civilians.
It all starts with you sending us a first draft of your true story right here--it doesn't matter how rough a draft it is, whether it's just bullet points outlining what you'd want to develop, or a completed draft of your story.
We work with non-fiction narratives and poetry only. Stories typically run in the ballpark of 1,500 words, but we're open to work of all lengths (except book-length.)
You will receive one-on-one editing and coaching from a fellow writer, work in a group cohort of other men and women participating in the program to give and receive feedback on your story. Selected participants will go on to receive performance coaching and perform their work at live showcases. All participants will be considered to appear on the Incoming public radio program, broadcast on KPBS and PRX.
Showcase #1 takes place on Saturday April 13th.
Showcase #2 takes place on Friday June 28th.
Additional opportunities to perform will be annouced as the program develops.
* Special note for submitters who are currently enrolled in an academic institution: please tell us who your current English / Humanities / Theater / Speech / etc. professors are so we can contact them about ensuring you receive course credit for participation, if applicable.