30 March 2012

Call for Stories from California's LGBT Community: Just One Book

Post date: 30 March 2012
Our Goal is to put together a book, filled with stories from writers who want to tell their accounts of the fight for equal rights. This collection of personal stories will then be sent to a selective list of prominent public figures who are opposed to equal rights for the LGBT community, in the hope of changing even just one persons mind.


The idea is to put together a collection of moving stories from the LGBT community of California, aimed at persuading those opposed to, or unsure about equality- specifically marriage equality. These essays should reflect hardships, love, abuses suffered and overcome, and any other examples or experiences during the fight for equal rights. They should be personal stories. They should connect with the reader, regardless of their beliefs. The goal is to create an anthology that exemplifies the human side of this battle, which many of the opponents of LGBT rights can often forget or disconnect from.

Copies of the collection will be sent to congress members, lobbyists, religious spokespersons, and any other public/ political figures that might be persuaded or benefit from reading those stories.


- Around 2,000 words
- Stories that relate to the struggle for equal rights
- Authors must be willing to sit down for a video interview if their story is selected
- Authors who are chosen to be featured on the project WILL BE PAID, at the very minimum $100. BUT, that hinges on the funding for this project coming through. So we ask that anyone who submits a story understands that their payment will be deferred. If we do not reach our funding goal then nobody gets paid, and if we go over each writer will of course get paid more money.
- Authors must be willing to write notes or take phone calls from donors who contribute larger amounts.


-Hit the SUBMIT button and fill out the form, don’t forget to upload your documnet! or email us your name, a short bio and a couple of lines on what your story is about. justonebookproject@gmail.com
- Don’t forget to include your contact info.
-Wait. If we think your story might be what we want we will call you and ask for your complete submission. Either via email, or snail mail. (pick ups may be able to be arranged depending on your location)


For inquiries: justonebookproject@gmail.com

For submissions: justonebookproject@gmail.com

Website: http://justonebookproject.com
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