Inspired by George Orwell's famous essay, we are introducing a new series @ Fiction Southeast entitled "Why I Write." We are now accepting submissions for the series. Guidelines are fairly flexible. We simply want to know why you write. Who and what inspired you to become a writer? What keeps you motivated when the rejection letters begin to pile up? What are your objectives when you write? What are you trying to accomplish?

We've included a link to Orwell's essay below in case you need a little inspiration. We are particularly interested in submissions from writers we've previously published, but we're open to submissions from anyone who considers himself/herself a writer, so please encourage your students and colleagues to submit a piece.