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Call for Submissions - East Bay Monthly, July 2009

Dear Writers,

We're planning another fabulous summer essay issue of The East Bay Monthly—and we'd love to consider publishing your work. We're looking for original, vivid, carefully crafted personal essays using "31 Flavors" as a theme or jumping off point. Please give it a whirl, and see where your creative mind takes you. (Note: ice cream references are not mandatory.)

Nitty Gritty Details

1. Maximum length: 900 words.

2. Essays are due by May 14, 2009, in order to be considered for the July 2009 "31 Flavors" summer essay issue.

3. To submit, please paste your essay into an email entitled Summer Essay Submission to editorial@themonthly.com and attach it as a Word document.

Questions, comments, brilliant final drafts...send them our way! We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Sarah Weld and Autumn Stephens

Co-Editors, East Bay Monthly


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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