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We love literary journalism of all shapes, including stories best suited for nontraditional forms such as creative nonfiction and short graphic novels. 

In your pitch, show us your plan for the narrative arc, sources/characters, the story's relevance to our focal region (including but not exclusive to Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska), how long you expect the piece to run (our written features tend to run 2,000-5,300 words), how soon it could be ready for publication, and why you’re the right person to write the story.