Besides their usual essays, Common Ties is now requesting Quickies - anecdotes of around 200 words or less that fit into one of three categories:
List from their Website:
1) secrets and confessions
2) moments of extreme euphoria or enlightenment
3) moments of extreme embarrassment, shame, terror, or despair.
Any topic goes, as long as it fits one of the categories. It must be a true experience of yours or someone close to you.
They pay $75.00 for quickies and some may be recorded for their site. They will also be adding audio stories starting in September 2007. So if you're short on time, a quickie might be just the thing - to get you published, that is;).