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Ready, Set, Write!

October 9, 2010

My dear friend Pauline Campos has just announced she is looking for anthology submissions!

Now, before you start diving into your slushpile for something to polish up, this is for NON-fiction. And not just any non-fiction. This is for moms to write about their experience with body image–How many calories does changing a really dirty diaper truly burn?–and the journey beyond the baby weight.

This is a chance for you to have a girl’s night out without having to find a babysitter, or a pair of jeans you don’t have to use a coat hanger to zip up.

Here’s the rules…actually, she calls them guidelines. I KNEW she was a pirate under that Mexifro!

* Stories must be between 500 and 1,500 words and be told in first person. This is your story…not your neighbors. Make sure to include a short bio with contact information.

*Essays should focus on the topic of weight. Suggestions include:

—Your expectations prior to becoming pregnant versus the reality

—How pregnancy changed your body

—How you lost the weight

—Acceptance of your new shape

—Balancing the needs of your children with your own

* No anonymous or author unknown submissions.

* Please submit only stories or poems that have not been previously published.

* Submissions should be sent to aspiringmama@gmail.com with “Anthology” in the subject line.

* By submitting a story, you give www.aspiringmama.com the right to re-publish and distribute your work on this website, and in any other formats (including, but not limited to, the site’s Twitter feed, RSS feed, and possible publication in a book).


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  1. October 12, 2010 11:37 pm

    Thank you for this! I really appreciate it!

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