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    Sponsor A Submission: Ten dollar contributions will go to defray the cost of submissions for writers who find our standard $3 submission fee a barrier. Help a fellow writer out by sponsoring one today! You will also get our gratitude and your name listed on a thank you page associated with the special gender issue.

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    A special postcard featuring the Kate Bornstein quote "“There's no such thing as hurting someone for their own good. There's only hurting someone for your own good" with a hand-written thank you from one of the special issue editors on the back. You'll also get our gratitude and your name listed on a thank you page associated with the special gender issue.

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    Brunch with Brevity! Join Dinty W. Moore and other members of Brevity's editorial staff for brunch at The Association of Writers and Writing Programs' Annual Conference in Los Angeles (March 30 - April 2, 2016)! Enjoy a leisurely meal, talk shop, and meet other writers. Maybe a mimosa. What's not to love?

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