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
Guidelines: Pieces must be unpublished, double-spaced, and 4,500 words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
There is a $3 convenience fee per submission to submit online.