Good Work, Stories

Good Work — Call For Submissions

Some people make their living doing unusual jobs. Others do ordinary work with particular skill and dedication. Still others offer their talents as true amateurs, because they love what they do.

They all do good work. And we’d like to showcase their efforts here. Check back for the newest essay in the Good Work series.

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This ongoing series takes us behind the scenes, allowing us to closely examine work that is often overlooked or taken for granted. Any job that is done with care and dedication is good work. And when a worker tells his or her story, what we learn is far from mundane.

Rear Curtain seeks storytellers who can show us how it’s done. Strong images with a few carefully chosen words can take us there. These photo essays help us appreciate the makers and the doers, the artisans and craftspeople and laborers, the folks who one way or another do good work.

If you have an idea for this series, please let us know. Essays can be 10-15 images and 300-500 words.

The Photo Essay must include the following information:
An Essay Title
A written essay
10 to 15 accompanying images
Your name and contact information including your website
The website and/or contact information for the subject, if available

Images should be in JPG format and resized to 1000px on the longest side at 240 dpi. When submitting your images, please ensure they are in a Zip file. Send your submissions to Each story will be carefully reviewed by the editors before they are included on our website. We may respond to your submission by either asking you for further information or providing feedback how on to make your story stronger in order to be accepted for publication.

Help us shine a light on the people who do the work.

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