Call for Submissions for "LOVE: Now That I Really Know What It Is", edited by Germaine LaMothe and published by Parlor Publishing.
LOVE: (1) strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties; (2) attraction based on sexual desire; (3) unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another. But what does it really mean? This anthology will contain non-fiction stories, poetry, photography, and artwork concerning the lessons learned from love based on the authors' experiences. While we all have ideas about what love should or ought be, the work will provide direct insight from the real-life experiences of the interactions between family, friends, and sometimes strangers about this concept called LOVE.
Only non-fiction work will be considered, though names may be changed to preserve confidentiality. Pseudonyms may be used, but all authors must provide real names and addresses for contact and verification purposes.
Publication is planned for December 2006. Deadline for submission is October 1.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
Unpublished work preferred. Previously published work requires verification of rights and complete release for re-publication. Acceptable written submissions include short non-fiction, personal narratives, stories, open letters, poetry, and light erotica (PG 13 rating, please).
Stories of 3000-5000 words are preferred. Artistic submissions may include drawings or photographs (with or without caption). Include a brief biography of yourself (no more than 300 words).
Electronic submissions are STRONGLY preferred, via email to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following format for the SUBJECT line of the message:
Subject: LOVE: Author Name/Title
For example, if your name is "Tom Scott," and your submission is entitled "Love in a Prism" the subject of your email should be:
LOVE: Tom Scott/Love in a Prism [Submissions which do not follow this format may not be acknowledged.]
E-mail may be in text format or as an attachment in Microsoft WORD- or Corel WORDPERFECT-readable format (.doc, .txt, .rtf, or .wpd file attachments). Images may be submitted as .pdf, .jpg, or vector (.eps, .ai, or .fh10). Initial image submissions should be limited in size to 600 KB
or less (if selected for publication, a higher resolution will be requested).
Paper copy submissions may be sent, but will not be returned. Do NOT send your only copy of any work. Printed submissions should be sent to the contact address below, formatted as follows:
a. All submissions must be typewritten or printed from a word processor, double-spaced (poetry may be single-spaced) and use a 12-point typeface readily available, such as Times-Roman, Helvetica, Arial, or other standard font provided with word processors like Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect.
b. A CD copy should accompany the printed submission if at all possible. Corel WordPerfect (.WPD) is preferred, although other formats--Microsoft Word (.DOC), text files (.TXT), or RichText Format (.RTF)--are also acceptable. The CD should be labeled with the author's name, address,
e-mail, and telephone number, along with the date of the submission.
c. The author's name, address, e-mail, and telephone number, along with the date of the submission must also appear on the first page of the printed document. All subsequent pages must bear the author's name and the page number.
No printed submissions or CDs will be returned. DO NOT send your only copy of any work in this manner.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please advise us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
Please submit no more than two (2) stories. Poets should submit no more than four (4) poems, formatted as desired for publication. Artists are allowed up to four (4) submissions.
Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for any postal correspondence that requires reply from this office. Writers outside the United States should include a self-addressed envelope (SAE) with appropriate international reply coupons (IRC) available at your post office. Please
note that non-US/foreign stamps CAN NOT be used on mail sent from the U.S.
Mail submissions to:
4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20016