Friday, August 16, 2013

Call for True Narratives about Babies: Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans

For an upcoming anthology tentatively entitled, Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans, In Fact Books is seeking new essays about all things related to babies.

We want well-written, true narratives about the art and science/wonder and struggle of birth, babyhood, and childrearing. Whether it's about adopting them or making them, raising them or 'sitting them, loving them or fearing them, if you've got a story about tiny humans at the outset of life, we want to read it.
Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate.

Guidelines: Pieces must be unpublished, double-spaced, and 4,500 words maximum (please note word count on the manuscript itself). Multiple entries are welcome as are entries from outside the U.S.; simultaneous submissions are okay, but we ask to be kept informed of the status of your manuscript. Please do not send queries; we consider only completed works.

There is a $3 convenience fee per submission to submit online.

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