Stephen Lewis Foundation call for submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Grandmothers’ Necklace
DEADLINE: Midnight, May 15th

Are you a grandmother? Have you had/do you have, a grandmother? This, then, is for you.

What is it? An anthology of poetry and prose — gems written by and about grandmothers (hence, the plural title) including some from those in the sub-Saharan African countries. This title stems from the beautiful Emerald Necklace Trail system in Petawawa, Ontario, Canada.

Wanted: A variety of pieces from men and women of diverse ethnic and experiential backgrounds — amusing, touching, encouraging, uplifting anecdotes, short stories, letters and poetry.

Editor: Patricia (Anne) Elford, B.A., M.Div., editor of various genres of books for adults and children, of newsletters, individual pieces and articles, an award-winning professional poet and writer, frequently published in periodicals (e.g. The Presbyterian Record, Artspaper, Glad Tidings, The Link, Esprit), newspapers and anthologies, as well as on line.

Submission Guidelines:
e- mail attachment preferred. Submit to granniesnecklace@hotmail.com after March 15, 2009, with “MY GEM” in the subject line. For answers to questions as yet unanswered, please use the same address and “QUESTIONS” subject line.
√Microsoft Word or Word Perfect √12-pt Times New Roman √ one-inch margins

If hard copy: One side only, Address to: “The Pines”, 614 Airport Rd., Pembroke, ON, K8A 6W7, Attention: My Gem (Please note. Manuscripts will not be returned)

Prose: Short fiction, creative non-fiction or brief opinion piece, double-spaced
Word Count: 500 to 650 words maximum
POETRY: (non-rhymed preferred but not required), single-spaced
Limit of Lines per poem: 40
PHOTOS: If submitting related photos (e.g. the grandmother, a special item which belongs/ed to the grandmother), use the camera as an external device and cut-and-paste images to a folder. When e-mailing, attach the image directly from its folder to the email; the way you would a Word document. Preference: digital photographs, 300 dpi minimum, high quality uncompressed JPEGs.
Please do not send originals through surface mail.
A brief bio and photo will be requested from all whose work is accepted for publication
All profits will go to “Grandmothers to Grandmothers”, Stephen Lewis Foundation.
http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/grandmothers.htm
REMEMBER! ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE, AT THE LATEST, ON THE IDES OF MAY. EARLIER WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

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The goal is a broad cross-section of contributions from competent, vibrant writers, some very well-known and others who are not yet well-known, but have a good story to tell.

Thank you.

Patricia

Patricia Anne Elford, B.A., M.Div.,
(613) 687-5316 or trishelford@hotmail.com
Artist, Editor, Educator, Facilitator, Minister, Writer (various media & settings & genres, oh my!)

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