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Monday, April 20, 2009

THE CLOTHES WE WEAR: A Call for Submissions


We are soliciting
Material from women writers in western North Carolina
For a second book project


Celia Miles and Nancy Dillingham want your stories, memoirs, essays/reflections, poems for an anthology about the garments we wear—metaphorically, symbolically, literally---from hair bow to bra to Birkenstocks, from christening gown to prom dress, from waitress uniform to nine-to-five stiletto heels.

We expect an October 2009 publication date, in time to market the book alongside the 2008 Christmas Presence.



General Guidelines


Submit no more than 2000 words
Previously published material is fine–as long as you provide acknowledgments
You retain all rights to your material
Send in an email attachment (or contact us)–in Ms Word or RFT
Formatting for submissions:



Double space with one-inch margins
Left justify only
Center or left justify title



Use 12-point font (Times New Roman preferred) for body and title

Editing is a “given,” but we will try to ask about changes
DEADLINE: MAY 2, 2009
In return for your effort and creativity, you will receive

A complimentary copy of the book
An opportunity to buy additional copies at reduced cost
A publication party and potential readings/signings

Contact Information:
Celia Miles (277-6910)> celiamiles@fastmail.fm
Nancy Dillingham (254-3143)> nandilly@earthlink.net

We are excited about compiling an interesting and entertaining collection of theme-related work from women writers in this region. We know you’re out there! So, we invite you to look into your clothes closet (past or present), and if you have a story to tell, a memory to share, a point of view to espouse, send it along. We promise to treat it with care.


6 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a fun idea. Now I've got to think of sometime to submit. Love your photos - you've picked some great ones.
Sam

Kaye Barley said...

How fun!!!
Thank you!

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

This should be an entertaining anthology. I've already written a new poem for it! About shawls. Love 'em.

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Kaye, is that a Corgi you have in your lap? Great dogs.

Kaye Barley said...

That is a Corgi. His name is Harley, and he rules the roost here in Boone. IF you're interested, he has his own section in my photo album at
http://tinyurl.com/c2gojq

Kay - I love that you feel so comfortable with shawls. I love 'em. And I have several - especially since they've become so wonderfully popular again. Everyone I know gave me a gorgeous shawl for Christmas. Do I wear them?? Rarely. I either forget to grab one, or I just don't know exactly what to do with one if I do have it with me. I "want" to be one of those women who can wear one comfortably with everything from jeans to a nice dress and not look like I'm trying too hard. Know what I mean??

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Kaye, I have my shawl stories, believe me! Once during a poetry/music performance, my very elegant shawl/ruana starting slithering down my torso and there was no way to stop it; I kept grabbing at it, but nothing would help. I felt like an idiot. Once, when a shawl was mis-behaving at a reading, I just took it off and threw it on the floor! But usually I like wearing them.
I just make sure now that I pin them onto the shoulder of whatever I'm wearing when I stand up to present.