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About

TBD is an ode to the writer’s bureau; an ongoing collection of stories accompanied by photographs of writers at their places of work. The bureau is the easel. Or it is the laboratory, the microscope, or the telescope; it is the cauldron or the smelting furnace; it is sanctuary or it is battleground. But perhaps there is no need for metaphors because no two bureaus are alike: the bureau just is. The Bureau Dispatch is a celebration of working writers: forging onward alone but together; a collection of one-of-a-kind micro stories accompanied by photographs of writers at their places of work—where the focus is as much on the people behind the words as it is on the stories themselves.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Hong Kong Established in 2022

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 31 January 2023* (approx. 3 days from now). 6
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities.
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 31 January 2023* (approx. 3 days from now). 1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 1,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2023
Last Checked: 11 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 10 Jan 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 Jan 2022

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