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The Writer's Workout is proud to produce several publications each year. We welcome work from writers around the world.


The early 2020s were rough. We survived quarantines, mandates, and constantly changing data. We've been sick, struggled with long-term effects, watched friends and relatives suffer, and we made it through. This anthology is the story of our pandemic. 

We created this anthology to help you share your pandemic experience in creative nonfiction. All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to Direct Relief, an organization providing medical supplies around the world. Please visit their website to learn more about the amazing work they do. 

Direct Relief

Their Mission: 
"Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay."



The Writer's Workout is not associated with Direct Relief.

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Our Pandemic

For 24+ months, we've been staying indoors, keeping our distance, and disinfecting everything. We've done everything we could to protect ourselves and the ones we love. The good news is, we're still here. 


Alia Ayer, Meryl Baer, Grace Boughton, Wanda Caine, Stephanie Daich, Richard Davis, Catherine Dowling, Jacqueline Doyle, Lu Han, Monica Judge, Kate Levin, Wendy K. Mages, Margaret Montet, Amy Nielsen, Don Noel, Barbara Olic-Hamilton, Guy Prevost, Diana Raab, Jeanie Ransom, Celia Regan, Linda Reynolds-Burkins, Katherine Sinback, Pat Snyder, Dana Starr, Lori Vermeulen, Jessica Wilcox, and Louise Zedda-Sampson

Proceeds from the sale of Our Pandemic benefit Direct Relief, a global nonprofit providing medical supplies and services around the world. Please visit their website for more information. 

Your submission to this anthology is a donation. The Writer's Workout appreciates your time, generosity, and talent.

The Writer's Workout is not associated with Direct Relief.


The Writer's Workout accepted new and previously published creative nonfiction for this anthology. The Writer's Workout requested one-time, non-exclusive serial rights with worldwide distribution for this anthology. We will not retain publication rights for future anthologies or compilations; you're welcome to send your published piece elsewhere. Keep in mind many places will not accept previously published works. 

If you submit a piece elsewhere that was published in Our Pandemic, be sure to let them know.

The Writer's Workout is a global charity working to improve literacy through creative writing. We hold competitions, workshops, open calls, and discussions; provide motivation, tips, prompts, and giveaways; and offer a community rich in culture and skill. Check our Donations page to learn more about how The Writer's Workout strengthens the writing community. 

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