Featured Essay:   

"Violations" by Jenn Gilgan

Recent Essays: Annie Dawid, Sheila Luna, Desiree Magney.

Sharing the Extraordinary in Ordinary Lives.

Winter/Spring Issue Released:

2015: Volume 5, Issue 1. Read it now!


bioStories is conceived in the belief that every life can prove instructive, inspiring, or compelling, that every life holds moments of grace. We believe stories harbor the essential architecture of biography and that slices of a life properly conveyed can help strangers peer briefly within its whole, hold that life momentarily in their eye, and quite possibly see the world anew through that lens.

bioStories publishes a new feature essay every week.

"War & Peace" Contest Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Emily Rich of Arlington, VA. Emily has been selected as the winner of our fall essay contest with her piece "Black Market Pall Malls". 

Claude Clayton Smith and Mary Pfeiffer have earned "honorable mention" with their submissions.

Thanks to all who entered the contest. We felt honored to read so much fine work.


(photo credit): Harry Wilson