Storytelling has become an obsession in the non-profit community, and for good reason. Nothing can spark empathy, compassion and giving faster than a relatable narrative.

Funny thing is, we spend 100 times more hours talking about stories than we do actually creating them.

This is where you come in.

My frolleague Katya Andresen and I have created a new journal called “Characters,” to celebrate stories about the do-good sector or created by the men and women who work in it.

We’re taking submissions now through June. We’ll even waive the $10 submission fee if that’s an issue for you (the fee barely covers the cost of the website).

Check out the Characters site, dust off that short story you have in your desk drawer and let the world see it!