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  • About this Magazine:

    bioStories is conceived in the belief that every life can prove instructive, inspiring, or compelling, that every life holds moments of grace.

  • Editor(s): Mark Leichliter
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Online
  • Genres: Nonfiction
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (with notice)
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Online Submissions: no
  • Reading Period: year-around
  • Response Time: 6-8 weeks
  • Payment: no
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • Founded: 2011
  • Issues Per Year: 2

Publisher's description: bioStories publishes a new feature essay every week and then gathers them into two semiannual issues. We publish only nonfiction and value presenting an eclectic variety of work by writers of exceptional talent.

bioStories offers word portraits of the people surrounding us in our daily lives, including the strangers we pass on the street unnoticed and those intimate to us who have been most influential and most familiar but who remain strangers to others. We particularly look for work that offers slices of a life that help the reader imagine the whole of that life; work that demonstrates that ordinary people's experiences often contain extraordinary moments, visionary ideas, inspirational acts, and examples of success and failure that prove instructive. In short, we believe every life displays moments of grace. bioStories wishes to share pieces of these lives and celebrate them.

View the pieces of the lives presented in the magazine as portraits, sketches, tributes, memories, remembrances . . . pieces of lives that enrich our experience for having shared them. We ask writers to, as Toni Morrison has said, "Imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar."