Friday, November 5, 2010

Submission Opportunity - 365 Senior Love Stories

My long-time writing friend David Lee "Kirk" Kirkland forwarded me this submission opportunity the other day, and I thought it might interest some of my blog visitors.

I'm happy to say I'm too young to submit to this one. ;-)

Note: I couldn't find any mention of payment or compensation in the guidelines, so you'll need to check that out.
365 Senior Love Stories

Submission Requirements
* Deadline: December 31, 2010.
* At least one party must be at least 70 years old at the time of submission
* Both parties must be living when submission is made
* May be written by the couple, relatives, or third-parties on their behalf
* Limited to 300 words (include how couple met, courtship, wedding cermony, length of marriage, etc.);
* Typed and include full name of the couple, address and contact information for verification
* Published story will contain only first names and ages
* May be rewritten and edited at the discretion of the book authors
* Book authors reserve the right to select the love stories for publication and will notify the submitters in advance of the selection
* If a photo is submitted, include couples' names and photographer's name if credit is required.
* Pictures cannot be returned.
* Image requirements: JPEG format and 300 dpi.
* For mail submission, to: The Ehlers Group Attn: Senior Love Stories 6203 W. Commercial Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319 For more info, please call (954) 726-9228

For complete details, here's a link to the publisher's blog.

8 comments:

  1. Wow!! Thankfully, I'm not there yet, either!! :o

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  2. I'm too young, too--and I have some great senior love stories I could share about others! Ah, well...

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  3. Hey, I took a moment to re-read the guidelines, and we CAN write about a couple we know!

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  4. Wish I knew someone who fits the category.

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  5. Thanks, Becky! The stories I'm thinking of involve people who are no longer living, so they may still not qualify. But I'll check out the guidelines. And thanks, Donna, for always posting such interesting call-outs. I don't get to act on them much these days, but someday I'll get back to it--and you're blog is always so informative. :)

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  6. Ugh! I hate it when I do that! There should be an editing function for comments. I meant "your," not "you're."

    I guess there is a way to withdraw a comment I've made so I can do it over (like on FB), but I'm not sure. If somebody knows, please fill me in, because this isn't the first blooper I've made!

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  7. This kind of thing is great for honing writing skills and putting it out there for critique. Thanks for passing the opportunity.

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  8. Hi Sally,
    You are so right about that!
    donna

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