Southwest: The Magazine to Debut a Personal Essay Section in January

Southwest-The-Magazine-ArtiThe changes coming to Southwest: The Magazine won’t stop with its recent renaming. This January, Southwest, née Spirit magazine, plans to debut a new section featuring 1,500-word personal essays.

The subject matter for this section is open-ended, and more importantly, it will be open to pitches. Since the feature well is currently the only section open to receiving freelance pitches, the essay section will double the opportunities available to freelancers.

This department is a great chance to let your creative imagination run wild! [associate editor JK] Nickell is interested in stories that range “from parenthood to a childhood memory to something random that happened last week that we can bring some humor and emotion to.”

For more, including the type of pitch editors want to see, read: How To Pitch: Southwest: The Magazine

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