#VQRTrueStory


Call For Submissions

VQR is open for submissions to #VQRTrueStory, our social-media experiment in nonfiction that delivers stories across platforms—from Instagram to the website to the print magazine. We’re looking for submissions of three nonfiction dispatches—on any topic—with accompanying photos. The trick is compressing the longform experience into a shortform template, which often means testing out new forms and upending conventional approaches. Think Studs Terkel with an iPhone, or Thelonious Monk with a reporter’s notebook. We’re interested in work across styles and even genres as long as it can comfortably be categorized as a “true story.”


Submission Period
February 20, 2024 - April 30, 2024


Nonfiction Print Magazine