Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost
We want your true stories about your loss of innocence. Have you ever asked, “is that all there is?” When did you first realize that you were no longer a child? What happened to make you realize that life wasn’t always beautiful, and how did you handle it? When did you lose your romantic notions of fairytale love? What happened to change the way you view the world? Each of us has a moment or experience that changed everything and you may have a story that we want to publish.
All essays should be nonfiction narratives, written in the first-person. Focus on one or a few selected events in your life; do not send rants or political speeches. Stories should be titled. Essays should be between 1000 – 5000 words, double spaced, paginated and word-processed. No funky fonts, please.
Please include a brief bio (1-3 sentences) at the end of your submission.
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Please send your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
P.O. Box 4788
Baltimore, MD 21211
Writers chosen for the book will be contacted by May 1, 2010. Each contributor receives two free copies of the finished book.
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