Longridge Review is an evolution of the Essays on Childhood project.

Our mission is to present the finest essays on the mysteries of childhood experience, the wonder of adult reflection, and how the two connect over a lifespan.

We are committed to publishing narratives steeped in reverence for childhood perceptions, but we seek essays that stretch beyond the clichés of childhood as simple, angelic, or easy. We feature writing that layers the events of the writer’s early years with learning or wisdom accumulated in adult life.

We welcome diverse creative nonfiction pieces that depict revealing moments about the human condition.

We look forward to reading your work!

Founder and Editor: Elizabeth Gaucher, Virginia, edg at longridgeeditors dot com

Contributing Editors: Laurel Gladden, New Mexico; Beth Newman, North Carolina; Mary Heather Noble, Vermont

Creative Advisor and Muse: Suzanne Farrell Smith, Connecticut