News of Davidson’s New Column: The Written Word
UPDATE: WE HAVE OUR FIRST TWO SUBMISSIONS TO THE WRITTEN WORD! Both are beautiful pieces, one written by Dede Mitchell of Cornelius and the other by Andrea Caughey of Davidson.
We’re excited to bring one more expression of community to News of Davidson.
We begin this new year, with the mystifying number 2020—seriously, so even and calm an appearance, and easy on the ear, but so complicated already—with an invitation to Writers. Please join our Written Word column with a contribution of short fiction, a poem, creative nonfiction, or essay. Oh heck, if you are a published writer, closet writer, or a newbie who wants to take a deep breath and hit send, grace our site with your work.
We assume busy readers, so suggest staying within our 500-word limit. If your piece is longer, go Dickens and serialize. We don’t intend to edit your work; it’s yours, after all. But if we see something truly questionable or possibly not within our “community standards,” we’ll reach out to discuss.
Send your piece with our editors [[email protected]]. We hope for many submissions, so give us a couple of weeks to let you know if we plan to publish it.
Sharpen your pencils!
A professional communicator with a long career in higher education, Meg now consults and volunteers in areas where words and images work together to tell a story. She's a proud member of Davidson's Class of 1977 and lives nearby with her husband, Don, Davidson professor emeritus of biology, with whom she shares a family grown by kinship and choice.