Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Knockers

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS: ANTHOLOGY
K N O C K E R S

Deadline: January 15, 2007
Edited by: Jessica Morrell
jessicapage@spiritone.com

You are invited to submit to Knockers an anthology that covers an intimate subject: women’s breasts and what they have meant at different stages of life. Breasts are signatures of a woman’s sexuality and femininity; breasts come in thousands of shapes and sizes; breasts feed our babies; and breasts can cause agony or pleasure.

Thoughtful explorations, vivid memories, humor, poetry, fiction, and tales of loss and pain are all welcome. Looking for submissions that are blazingly honest, poignant, witty, provocative, edgy, inspiring, and revealing. Topics can range from early recollections of developing breasts and first brassieres, experiences with breast reduction or augmentation, breast cancer treatments, lumpectomies and mastectomies, nursing, and aging.

Knockers is an anthology that asks women: How do you feel about your breasts? This anthology will gather a diverse array of voices and is accepting personal essays, flash fiction, short stories, and poetry. Open to emerging and published writers.

Previously published submissions are fine, but Knockers will chiefly collect jottings that are published for the first time. There are no charges or costs to authors for participating in this anthology. Payment for accepted work has not yet been determined and each contributor will receive a copy of the anthology.

Knockers submitting basics:

Previously published material will be considered, and your submission can be part of a longer work or a work-in-progress.

E-MAIL submissions to: Due to security concerns, attached files will not be opened. Include an introduction or cover page and the first five pages of the work in the body of an email

Or … MAIL the entire manuscript to: Jessica Page Morrell, P.O. Box 820141, Portland, OR 97282-1141.

All submissions must be double spaced and written in 12-point font. Poetry can be submitted single spaced. Entries will not be returned, but you will be notified if you work will not be included in the anthology.

Include a cover page that includes your name, phone number, e-mail and mailing address, the title of the work and word count.

Number all pages and include the title in the header on each page.

Submit also an updated bio (50-200) words.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2007

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Sue Richards

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