Publication Opportunity!

Recently received via email....


Contributions from women are sought of up to 2000 words for a collection of prose and poetry tentatively titled A Closet Full of Dresses. Very short stories and postcard length stories are welcomed.

We are looking for stories about the clothes that we keep and cannot bring ourselves to part with, no matter how many times we "clean out our closet." We believe that all women have such clothes, and that all these clothes hold a story. We want the collection to speak to all women, across all ages and backgrounds, and in all stages of life; addressing both common and unique experiences. We are seeking a variety of personal stories that may be humorous, poignant, evoke fond or painful memories or represent an important life stage or turning point.

* The writing should address a particular article of clothing (not necessarily a dress) that evokes a strong memory or feeling, or has attachment to an important life event or passage.
*We are looking for unique stories, in a variety of settings, across the lifespan of women's experiences.
* The clothing may be yours, or someone's close to you.
* Include a direct or indirect description of the article of clothing.
* Inform the reader of the significance of the clothing in a context that women can relate to.
* Each piece will be one selection in a "full closet" that captures the unique and universal experiences of women.
* We welcome your submission(s) to this exciting project.

Submission Deadline: May 20th, 2008
Please include a 100 word or less CV including full contact information with your submission to: poppy17@nbnet.nb.ca

or allison calvern
259 Lynhaven Street
Fredericton , NB , E3B 2V5

Preferred method of correspondence is eMail
Submissions must be on 81/2 x 11 paper, 12 pt. double spaced
If sending by mail please send SASE for notification of acceptance. If you wish your manuscript returned, please indicate and supply a SASE.
We welcome and encourage you to forward this call for submissions to other women who may be interested.

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