Thursday, May 31, 2007

Fathers and Essays

Ok, I'm going to shake the week up even more with a Tuesday call for submissions instead of my own ramblings:

Seeking Stories about Fathers and Fatherhood (Comp: $100-$200/story, although writers can suggest another payment amount) (boston) : 2007-05-30, 4:54PM EDT The story site Common Ties has been publishing personal stories on a wide range of topics since October. Among its themes, Common Ties is seeking stories about fatherhood. Stories are due by June 12th and writers will be notified on June 14th if their stories have been selected for publication for the week starting Father's Day June 17th. TV has portrayed fathers as people we can admire (Ward Cleaver, Reverend Eric Camden, Cliff Huxtable, Steve Douglas / My Three Sons, Jim Anderson / Father Knows Best ), as well as men who have issues they need to work out (Homer Simpson, Archie Bunker, Tony Soprano, Al Bundy, Ozzy Osbourne, Peter Griffin). There are even TV dads who, depending upon the episode, have both positive and negative qualities (Raymond Barone, Sandy Cohen / The O.C., George Lopez). Whichever kind of father you had/have or are, you probably have a few great personal stories that exemplify the best and worst of fatherhood. Stories can be about yourself or a father you know well and can be written using your real name or a pen name. You can also write about someone who has been a father figure to you. The stories can be serious or humorous or both. Typical payment per story is between $100 and $200 although writers can suggest another payment amount. We now prefer stories between 750 and 1,500 words. For more information check out the about page and the submission guidelines. We review both new stories and reprints. We will be running turning point stories beginning Monday June 4th. Future themes (and due dates) include: moral dilemmas (June 19) weddings (June 26) honeymoons (July 3) suicide (July 10) break-ups (professional or personal) (July 17) the Holocaust (July 24) We are always looking for new stories on the following themes. We respond to stories on these subjects within four weeks. Click through to browse and comment on our stories: addiction, adolescence, autism, bipolar, cancer, camp, chance encounters, confessions, crime, dating, dementia, depression, family secrets, gay and lesbian, the Holocaust, humor, lucky breaks, marriage, mental disorders, mothers, pets, religion, schizophrenia, sex abuse, teaching, travel, quirks, war.


Blogger Sue said...

thanks for posting this!

I started a writing blog and added you to my links list. Come visit when you have a chance.

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