We believe that creativity is not something you either have or you don’t.
The publication focuses on and primarily features poetry, flash fiction and strong creative non-fiction pieces that serve as commentary on the experiences of the writer.
We favor commentary that delivers a message less through exposition than through artistry.
The commentary we select is often lyrical, narrative, or poetic.
Additionally, stories usually are not accepted that generally fall in the “listicle” category and/or are personal development pieces written to instruct and not do not communicate a creative narrative in a lyrical, poetic, and storytellling style.5) The story has been previously published in another Medium publication.
This simply comes down to common courtesy and a healthy respect for the other publications here on Medium. The Cafe is open to add new writers any time we are hosting prompt.
Conflict in your story has to be an emotional ride for your readers.
Conflict keeps your readers engaged and turning the pages.
To be honest, it is rare that we need to reject a story altogether.
However, there are a few reasons we may refuse to publish a story or request that it be substantially edited.