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Thereby Hangs a Tale

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Thereby Hangs a Tale is currently accepting submissions for its fourth print issue, due out in fall 2008. Each issue of Thereby Hangs a Tale explores the stories that form around a single word. For this issue, the word is TASTE. As always, the interpretation is up to the writer! We accept fiction, non-fiction, and essays up to 2,000 words. The deadline is February 15, 2008. For more info and details about submissions, go to

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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