Have you heard of the Man Repeller Writers Club? Every month we pose a story idea, you write about it, send it to us, and at the end of the month, we run the winning piece. You can find January’s prompt here (which you still have time to enter). but in light of recent events, we decided to add an additional short-term prompt to January.
Last week, Donald Trump rejected the sole bipartisan compromise presented to protect DACA. This week, the government may shut down as a result. If you’re a child of immigrants or an immigrant yourself, we want to hear from you this week: What’s the one thing you wish someone knew about your personal experience with immigration? Tell us in 300 words by way of short-story, essay, poem…the floor is yours.
Send it to write [at] manrepeller [dot] com with the subject line “My Immigration Experience,” by 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 21.
Collage by Emily Zirimis.