Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Call for Anthology Submissions - A Shaker of Margaritas: A Bad Hair Day

Bad hair day? Don't fret. Write about it!

Mozark Press has just announced a call for humorous fiction stories (no poetry or essays) for A Shaker of Margaritas: A Bad Hair Day.

According to the publisher's e-mail announcement about the anthology, "a bad hair day is one of those days when things don’t go according to plan; in fact, it is as horrible as a bad perm or hair that turns green—unintentionally. Things go wrong, but with humor, stubbornness, and attitude—the female protagonist can survive any kind of bad hair day."


Submissions deadline is July 15, 2012
Approximately 20-25 stories will be selected for the anthology.
Contributors will be paid $20 upon publication.

For submissions guidelines visit the "Bad Hair Day" page.
I've had stories in two A Shaker of Margaritas anthologies and can attest that Linda Fisher does a first-class job as editor. The Shaker of Margaritas anthologies are fun to read--and the covers are lovely!
 
Good luck if you submit!

18 comments:

  1. Linda--Thanks for passing on the information about this call for submissions. Marcia sent the link to several writers (including Alice--Yikes!)and I have the perfect bad hair day story.

    You're always so generous, spreading the "wealth" of writing information. Thank you.

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  2. Yikes--I knew it was you, Donna. Blame it on hot flashes, blame it on not enough/too much chocolate, blame it on the warm weather...Perhaps I addressed it to Linda because Linda O'Connell--just like you and Marcia and Lynn Obermoeller and lots of other writers--are generous with the sharing of information.

    You can certainly delete my earlier comment, or leave it on for comic relief...

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  3. Hi Sioux,
    This announcement is making the rounds. I've already received two call outs, in addition to the original one I received from Linda Fisher.
    Donna

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  4. I have some memories of hair but none seem very funny!!! Bet the book is loaded with funnies though with this topic and women writers...

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  5. As the queen of bad hair days, I may have to get busy on this one.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  6. Hi Claudia,
    I bet it will be too!

    Hi Pat,
    Your hair always looks good; I can't imagine you having a bhd.

    Donna

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  7. Thanks for sharing, Donna! If "Boogie-boy" gives me a moment I may write something to submit for this as well! :o)

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    1. Hi Jennifer,
      I think your "Boogie-boy" essay is a winner for a parenting anthology.
      Donna

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  8. Thanks for this call out Donna. I have had many bad hair days.

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    1. Hi Linda,
      You're welcome, although I imagine you've seen this one already. And I continue to have bad hair days. ;-)
      Donna

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  9. Thanks for the info. I have endured many bad hair days, courtesy of my stylist, The Butcher of Seville. Unfortunately, I have a problem separating horrifying fact from entertaining fiction.

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  10. When I first read about this, I assumed they wanted true stories, and from the other comments left, I think so did a lot of others. I thought about it for a little while and decided I didn't have any really bad hair days in my life...(all of them were pretty much the same.....baby fine, no-way-to-style it bad hair)...but writing a fictional, bad-hair-day story, the sky's the limit, huh?!

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  11. Donna, you have some of the most beautiful hair I've ever seen. But thanks for alerting the rest of us. Sounds like a very fun book!

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  12. Hi Val,
    You are welcome. I love the Butcher of Seville comment.

    Hi Becky,
    You should give it a twirl (or is it curl)?

    Hi Tammy,
    Aww. You are so sweet. It should be a fun book!

    Donna

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  13. And I love your stories in the Shaker series! Also really enjoyed your writing tips from a contest judge--I should put "write to express, not to impress" on my bulletin board. Sound advice, that.

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  14. Thanks so much for the info. May give this a try. :) Hope you had a good weekend!

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    1. Hi Karen,
      You are welcome. Hope you have a great weekend, too.
      Donna

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