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Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing

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Book Publisher: The Key Publishing House Inc., publisher of academic
and non-academic books, Toronto, Ontario.

Submissions are being sought for an anthology about writing and
publishing by women with experience in writing and publishing about
family. Possible subjects: using life experience; networking; unique
issues women must overcome; formal education; queries and proposals;
conference participation; self-publishing; teaching tips. Tips on
writing about family: creative nonfiction, poetry, short stories,
nonfiction, novels.

Practical, concise, how-to articles with bullets/headings have proven
the most helpful to readers. Please avoid writing too much about "me"
and concentrate on what will help the reader. No previously published,
co-written, or simultaneously submitted material.

Foreword by Supriya Bhatnagar, Director of Publications, Editor of The
Writer's Chronicle, Association of Writers & Writing Programs, George
Mason University. Author of the memoir: and then there were
threeŠ(Serving House Books, 2010)

Afterword by Dr. Amy Hudock, co-founder of Literary Mama, on-line
literary magazine chosen by Writers Digest as one of the 101 Best Web
Sites for Writers.

Co-Editor Carol Smallwood appears in Who's Who of American Women,
Michigan Feminist Studies, The Writer's Chronicle. She's included in
Best New Writing in Prose 2010. Her 23rd book is Writing and
Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook (American Library Association,
2010). A chapter of newly published Lily's Odyssey was short listed for
the Eric Hoffer Prose Award; a book trailer of Contemporary American
Women: Our Defining Passages.

Co-Editor Suzann Holland, 2010 Winner of Public Libraries Feature
Award, secured the permission of the Laura Ingalls Wilder estate for
the forthcoming: The Little House Literary Companion. Her masters
degrees include history, library science: she taught English
composition, information literacy, at William Penn University, was a
librarian at Milwaukee Public Library, a consultant in Davenport,
Iowa. Her anthology contributions appear in: Greenwood Press,
Neal-Schuman, the American Library Association.

Please send 2-3 possible topics you would like to contribute each
described in a few sentences and a 65-75 word bio using the format like
the bio's above. Please send in a .doc Word file by December 15, 2010
using FAMILY/Your Name on the subject line to
(replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail). You'll
receive a Go-Ahead and guidelines if your topics haven't been taken.
Contributors will be asked to contribute a total of 1900-2100 words.
Those included in the anthology will receive a complimentary copy as

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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