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The How I Learned series is carefully curated, but open to submissions. Here's how to toss your hat in the ring:
How I Learned is interested in stories--nonfiction, fiction or something in between--with an element of humor. Stories are read from the page or told straight up or a combination thereof. In keeping with the series' concept, stories should explicitly convey something learned while staying true to the specific topic. Stories are presented by writers, comics, bloggers, actors, storytellers, and other performers and raconteurs. Stories may or may not include an audio/visual element.
1. Attend a show if you haven't already. It's the best way to see what it's like and whether or not it's for you. Bonus points if you introduce yourself to me.
2. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with SUBMISSION as the subject line. Tell me about yourself and the kinds of things you've done.
3. In your email, pitch some stories. You can also send me a link to a story online--text, audio, or video. If you have a blog you would like to direct me to, PLEASE send links to relevant posts rather than just a link to a homepage. If you have an upcoming show or reading, let me know.
Note: Due to the number of emails I receive, I'm not always able to respond to every one (though I try), so please don't take it personally. I honestly love you.
I look forward to hearing from you guys and seeing you at the next show, if not before somewhere. Like, maybe at the grocery store when I haven't showered, or maybe on the subway as I'm heading home from a heavy therapy sesh. That would be perfect.
OK, that's it. Thanks for your interest and support!