Full Grown People publishes personal essays that explore what it means to be an adult. If you haven’t read the About page, take a minute and check out the mission of FGP. You’ll also want to read a bunch of essays on the site to get a taste of what I’m looking for. (You might notice that most of the contributors are women; that’s only because I know a lot of writers who are women. Men are welcome to submit work, too.)

The nitty gritty: Essays should be between 800 and 4,000 words long and have a literary quality: engaging and smart without being academic or schmaltzy. Work hard on your endings—if you’ve built up some good momentum, ending it on the right note is sometimes the difference between a contender and an acceptance. 

By submitting work to Full Grown People, you’re agreeing to have your work considered for future anthologies; if your work is chosen for an anthology, you will be compensated. You’re also agreeing that if the essay is republished, you will ensure that Full Grown People gets credit for first publication, along with a link to the site. Right now, FGP is a volunteer effort for everyone involved.