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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Short Story Contest by tucsonmike on 7 December 2005 5:51am
This is from the writers group I used to belong to.


An Invitation from BookCraft.

You are invited to submit a short story for consideration.

Following the success of SHORT/Short stories, we are creating a new collection and are again looking forward to welcoming new as well as experienced authors.

The working title of our new collection is


We would like it to earn the jokey title of the 'Thank You Book,' with the actual words 'thank you' or an equivalent expression of gratitude somewhere in each story.

We know this is not easy, we've given it a try. Some suggestions: thanks expressed to the wrong persons, or omitted, or perhaps forgotten until now, maybe never before seemed appropriate (does mother come to mind?), or delivered under silly circumstances (or at risk of life).

Gratitude may be based on a lack of criticism, or legitimate enthusiasm, be inspired by anything from puffery to honest admiration. Having 'attitude' ranges from sticking with your own opinions, to having an unfair bias, or to simply being in a mood. You may act on your attitude, or hide it from others.

As with SHORT/Short stories, all rights will remain with the authors following publication. No royalties will be payable, but two free copies will be given to each author. Additional copies will be available at a discount to give as gifts or resell as appropriate.

We hope to assemble thirty stories in a paperback with perfect binding.

The book is a cooperative effort organized and administered by the following board:

Meg Haller, Editor in Chief

Joan Adams

Grace Aqualina

Kit Bardsley

Ed Charlton

Arlene McCarren

Joyce Swain

Submission Guidelines

Each story must be short aim for 1500 words only. Your piece must contain an expression of gratitude, the more attitude the better.

Submission deadline: March 15th, 2006.

Publication in September, 2006, in time for Christmas sales.

Submission Procedure:

Email your submission to: [email protected]

(MSWord documents preferred)

If you do not have access to email you can mail two copies of your piece to:

Grace Charlton


West Orange, NJ 07052

(The box number is unusual, but it really does need TCB in it).


Page One must contain your name and contact information and the title of the piece.

Subsequent pages should contain the title and page number in the heading. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THE FIRST PAGE. Our readers will be selecting submissions anonymously.

Please use a COURIER font, 12pt, double-spaced, with at least one-inch margins, single sided. Thank you.

We look forward to reading your story.

Re: Short Story Contest by perfectbitch on 8 December 2005 12:45am
Sounds interesting Mike. I might even give t a go. Linz
Re: Short Story Contest by tucsonmike on 8 December 2005 12:49am
Good luck Linz. I'll cheer you on.

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