Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I'm Back with a Quick Deadline Call for Submissions for Veterans and their Families

If you've been wondering where I've been for the past two months, I'm still around, although I haven't been spending a lot of time on social media this winter.

Earlier this year, after scrubbing my kitchen and bathroom floors, I was so out of breath I had to sit down and rest. Around the same time, my Internet service provider "upgraded" their system and threw my program speed and capability for a loop.

Frustrated with not being able to easily do what I used to do both physically and on line, I took some action.

I joined a local fitness center and began a nutrition and exercise program, and my husband figured out what was wrong with my laptop.

Now that I have more energy and my computer is behaving itself, I hope to blog more often.

I wanted to begin with this call for submissions because it's for such a good cause and there is no fee to enter.

Here are some details:

For all military personnel, Veterans, and their families:
Call for Submissions for Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors volume 4
Deadline: June 1, 2015
No fee
Prize: $250
Categories: Short fiction, Poetry, Interview with a Warrior, Essay, Photography
Writing must be by veterans, military-service personnel or their families.  Include the connection in your short bio.

You can find more information by clicking on this link from Walrus Publishing.


  1. Good for you, Donna! I just read an article in the paper this morning about the ill effects of sitting for long periods every day. I suppose I could walk the treadmill while I'm watching a show at night but it sorta takes all the joy out of relaxing, right? :-)

    1. How true, although one of the fitness instructors gave me an exercise to do while sitting, which helps improve my balance.

  2. So glad to see your name pop up this morning! I was wondering about you. Told hubby you were the first blog I ever followed and I missed it. I wish I had your drive. I think this winter was too much sitting in this house and both hubby and I are now paying for it! Our intentions are good but it is always "tomorrow". I wish the contest did not leave out other writers. I wrote my first war story this winter. I did it based on a Marine's story and it was real life...but I am not his relative! Welcome back!

  3. Donna--So great to see you active on the blogosphere again. I'm trying to get more active (physically) too.

    Thanks for the information about the call out. I don't have anything for that one, so I wish you and everyone else good luck.

  4. Hooray for you, Donna! You are inspiring me to get my act together and do the same.

    Critter Alley

  5. Thanks for the information about the submission opportunity. And I also took a little unplanned break from social media and blogging during the past month. Trying to get back in the groove again!

  6. So glad you're feeling better, Donna, and that's great about the fitness center. Regarding the "upgrade" from your Internet provider, mine "upgraded" our email system -- and it's been such a pain (navigating it is almost non-existent) that I've had to open another email with a different carrier. It has been -- and continues to be -- a nightmare. Glad you are back online again.

  7. I'm with you in being more active... when doing so, something has to give.

  8. Hi All,
    I missed this deadline, but I hope some of you made it.


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