07 May 2011

Call for Submissions: "As We Are Book", a Collection of Essays from LGBTs who Grew up in the South

Post date: 07 May 2011
Brit Blalock is in the process of compiling a selection of personal essays about LGBT teens/adults growing up in the Bible Belt/rural South. She is looking for stories concerned with every angle of experience: living closeted, coming out, feeling acceptance, etc. Please feel free to e-mail her (Brit Blalock) to ask questions or to send a submission at aswearebook@gmail.com

Some tips for submitters:

* Submissions should be between 1,000-4,000 words.

* The book will be marketed as non-fiction and personal essay, so we're looking for stories that are true. Please do not submit work that is not based in fact and personal experience. (We don't want to have a James Frey situation on our hands!)

* If you're not a writer by trade, don't worry! I'm here to help with the editing process. I'm mostly looking for people who have great stories to tell!

* All stories will not be accepted. I'm sorry, but that's the way the book world works! I can promise that every essay will be given a very thorough read.

* Please submit via e-mail by attaching your essay as a word document.

* In your e-mail please include a short biographical note. Incorporate details like profession, location, past publications, etc.

About Brit Blalock

Brit Blalock was born and raised in lower Alabama along the Gulf Coast. She spent 5 years in Birmingham for undergrad and work before moving to New York City to complete an MFA in creative writing at NYU. She will be finishing that degree this May and relocating based on job opportunities.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: aswearebook@gmail.com

For submissions: aswearebook@gmail.com

Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/As-We-Are-Book/134673986606392?sk=info
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