Recess: Children Stories for Adults — Call for Stories

(c) Lizzy Loo Photography. Used with permission.

(c) Lizzy Loo Photography. Used with permission.

Jersey City Writers (JCW ) is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of children’s stories for adults. Think Curious George slaving in a cubicle, or Green Eggs and Ham and Boozy Brunch, or the Pevensie siblings discovering a nightclub in their wardrobe instead of Narnia. Just please, make it your own – no copyrighted characters. Make it funny, make it serious. Make it a bunch of one-liners, or words for a picture book, or a full piece up to 1,300 words.

Submission Guidelines

– 1,300 words or less (1,000 preferred)

– Send attachments as .doc or .rtf in manuscript format (No PDFs)

– Unpublished works only

– Three submissions maximum per individual

– Each piece will be assigned an actor or actors.

Please send submissions to

Deadline for Submissions: Nov. 10, 2015

If your work is accepted, it will be published on the Jersey City Writers website and performed by an actor on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

All submissions are read anonymously. If you have any questions regarding genre, the guidelines or anything else, feel free to inquire at the email address listed above.


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