Catalyst Book Press is seeking literary essays telling personal stories of miscarriage, in particular emotional and spiritual ramifications of miscarriage or the transformations that occurred in people’s lives as a result of undergoing or observing a miscarriage. We are looking for essays that reflect a diversity of experiences and outcomes. Authors of accepted essays will receive $50 for their stories and one copy of the publication.
Submissions can be sent by August 15, 2009 to editor Jay Gibson at jaygibson(at)catalystbookpress.com (replace (at) with @) or:
c/o Catalyst Book Press
709 Masson Ave. Apt. A
San Bruno CA 94066.
If you wish your manuscript returned, please include an SASE.
The editors of this anthology will be selecting submissions that reflect the following:
A literary or creative nonfiction style that allows the reader an empathic experience.
Stories that reflect a variety of miscarriage experiences and outcomes.
Stories should be typed, double-spaced in 12 point Times Roman or Courier font, using traditional manuscript format.
While there is no length requirement for individual stories but writers are requested to keep in mind that the anthology will run about 220 pages and will include a minimum of 12 stories.
At this time, we cannot accept poetry submissions.