Seeking Personal Essays for an Anthology of Personal Essays on 9/11
Call for Papers Date:
Call for Papers
Seeking submissions for an anthology on personal essays that describe what people were doing when they first found out about 9/11. Looking for diverse and detailed activities that artists were engaged in during the day of 9/11 to illustrate the actions and reactions of artists to the terrorist attacks.
Interested in material from all age groups, genders, religious
backgrounds, and ethnicities. Also interested in hearing from a
variety of people with different occupations.
Manuscripts should be between 3,000 to 5,000 words and submitted by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please paste your prospectus or essay into the body of the email. No attachments will be accepted. Essays should be emailed to us no later than December 15, 2010. Please include a short biography (7-8 sentences) that highlights who you are and conveys your individuality.
Those selected will be notified by February 2011. After expenses, 90% of all profits will be donated to the Families of September 11 Fund (http://www.familiesofseptember11.org). The expected completion of the anthology will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Please do not submit any essays to us if you were directly affected by 9/11, such as losing a close relative or friend to the terrorist
attacks. Although we profoundly sympathize with and deeply revere
everyone who did lose someone close to them, we are looking for fresh perspectives from the people who were occupied in their daily
employment or occupations when they were informed of the attacks.
About the editors:
Brian Prestwood is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University who holds a Master's degree in English Literature. He has been published in the Academic journal, The Explicator, and is currently working on his next publication involving an analysis on the aesthetics of the British Romantics. He teaches writing and tutors literature at a local community college.
Julie Marsh is a graduate of James Madison University, holds a
Masterís degree in Literature from Virginia Commonwealth University,
and a Masterís in Education from the University of Richmond. She
lives in Richmond, Virginia where she is currently at work on her
first novel. She teaches at a local high school.
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