How to Submit

Do you have a nonfiction story that is best when read aloud?

TrueStory is the place for you. A nonfiction reading series, TrueStory seeks submissions that are 10-12 minutes when read aloud. Stories should be personal. You may be relating a story that isn’t necessarily something that happened to you first hand, but you should absolutely tie in your own personal experience to the story. You may want to share about 9/11 even if you weren’t at Ground Zero when it happened–so, how did the event affect you?

Think The Moth.

We are absolutely looking for excellent stories. Beyond that we are looking for excellent readers. Stories will be selected after the curators both read and hear them.

TrueStory is a quarterly event, happening in January, April, July and October 2014 in Sacramento, California. We welcome submissions from writers located anywhere, as long as you can be in Sacramento on the evening of the event that you’re scheduled to read.

We are currently accepting submissions for our 2015 season.

Submit your written story here. After we read the submissions, authors of stories that we think might be a good fit may be asked to also submit a video or audio recording.