Hi Brittle Paper readers!

We at Brittle Paper hope you have had a safe and beautiful festive season, and a lovely start to the New Year.

The first writing campaign of the year is a Valentine’s Day inspired essay series. Titled Reflecting Love, the essay series will feature essays about love as a diverse and inclusive experience.

To participate, submit a 500-2500 word essays on self-love, familial, romantic, and just general feelings of warmth and affection. It’s a beautiful and privileged thing to begin the year with feelings of love and the support of the loved ones around you, so we want to share as much of this warmth as possible. Throughout the first two weeks of February, we will be publishing these reflective essays.

How to Submit: Email to [email protected] with the subject line #ReflectingLove along with your photo and bio.

Submission deadline: 31 January 2022.

Selected essays will be published between 1-14 February 2022.