A big part of TW's nonprofit mission is to promote first-person journalism—nonfiction work that melds journalistic rigor with the kind of personal voice usually associated with literary memoir. The challenge is to let readers know who your "I" is while also referring to factual information and clearly attributing all your sources.
For this category, we're looking for directly observed first-person reports on the world around you. Whether it's a verbal snapshot of your neighborhood, a larger event, a specific cultural site, or the natural world, we invite you to record, accurately convey, and interpret what you observe. Feel free to query us first about your report. Word count: 500 to 1,500 words.