Today's forecast for St. Peters: Yesterday was lovely, but today there's a 100 percent chance of Thunderstorms, high 55 degrees.
If you're Irish, Irish-American (like me), or just someone who wants to write something for an Irish Anthology, here's your chance.
E-mail to http://email@example.com---International publishing company is looking for inspirational stories and wisdom that relate to Ireland or the Irish culture to be published in an anthology. They are interested in non-fiction essays, stories, or poems that in some way capture the Irish (or Irish-American) heritage, region, or lifestyle. Stories and essays should be between 100 and 600 words long. If possible, include a pithy saying at the end, which sums up the inspirational message of your story. For example: "You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind" or "Laughter is brightest where food is best." The saying can be a traditional Irish saying or something you come up with yourself. No minimum word count for poems. Prefer to receive non-rhyming poems. Payment $50 for anthology rights upon publication. Deadline March 1, 2009. Put "Irish" in the subject line and include the essay/poem in the body of the e-mail.
Thanks to my writing friend Dianna G. for sending this to me.
Go n-eiri an t-adh leat. (That's good luck in Gaelic, according to Irish Spike-Jamie. ) To read other Irish toasts and sayings, click on the link above, where you'll also be treated to some Irish music.