Open March 12 to May 10, 2019

Brain Mill Press is seeking short photo essays under 750 words about your relationship with your companion animal or service animal, living or deceased. As we navigate difficult times, we aim to celebrate what the relationships with our animals mean to us. Your submission can be funny, tender, a piece about grief, educating others, or other topics related to self-care, friendship, justice, and more. Please include photos of your companion/service animal or you with your companion/service animal. Submitted pieces should be complete.

Essays will be reviewed for suitability by Brain Mill Press staff. You will receive editorial development and feedback on your submitted piece, a contract granting Brain Mill Press the limited right to reproduce your piece on Voices, and payment $40.00 upon publication. You will retain all other rights to your work. Your essay and profile will be promoted on our social media outlets. Your essay will contain your headshot and bio, as well as information you may wish to include about recent work and your website and social media links.

Brain Mill Press strongly encourages submissions from people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ writers, First Nations writers, and disabled writers.

Contact Brain Mill Press at with questions.

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