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Literary Namjooning - Nonfiction (Fiction)

namjooning (verb)

The act of living as Kim Namjoon (leader of the K-pop super star group, BTS). This includes slowing down, communing with nature, a love for old, second-hand bookstores, appreciating art and music, and feeding your mind and soul doing the things you love.

The narrative should be around the act of “namjooning”--which means the story should be set in nature, art museums, old, second-hand bookstores, or wherever your characters (or you) find solitude, or someplace you'd go when you want to give yourself some love and care.

We want your quiet stories, the uplifting ones, stories that breathe, the hopeful ones, those that'll make us stop and ponder, the wise old ones, the dreamers on the back benches, the solitude seekers.
Namjooning normally leads to interiority and musings, which is great, but we also want literary work--stories where language surprises and soothes, resonant endings that will sit with us, movement, arc, you know the drill. Something needs to happen, and something/someone in the story needs to change--however subtle the change may be.
The story can be set anywhere--from the main character’s backyard to the woods in their neighborhood, revelations they’ve had while hiking, traveling, or flashes of inspiration from a falling leaf in autumn--you get the idea.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission window - Jun 3, 2024 thru Jul 2, 2024 (Ends 7 days from now)

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0 to 500 words

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only

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Listing added: 11 June 2024

Last officially checked: 11 June 2024

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