Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Looking for a Few Good Writers... Will you answer the Call?

Perhaps your New Year's Resolution is to have your great American novel published... or to finally share that poignant poem that you have written. In the past, I have had several aspiring writers contact me regarding their manuscripts and haven't been able to give them any guidance... until now.
If you're a writer and also Deaf or Hard of Hearing, you may want to contact Drs. Nelson and Harmon at Gallaudet University. They have recently made a Call for Submissions (below). The deadline is quickly approaching!
We (Jennifer Nelson and Kristen Harmon) have a well-respected press who is interested in working with us on a collection of Deaf American prose (which we define broadly as including, but not limited to:
• short stories,
• flash fiction—and other innovative forms of short fiction—
• non-fiction/memoirs,
• personal essays,
• blogs,
• prose innovations in ASL/English transliteration,
• satire and humor writing, and
• short plays/screenplays, among others.

The subject matter does not have to be explicitly about deaf, Deaf, or hard of hearing American lives, but we do want the author to be deaf, Deaf, or hard of hearing.Please send both of us an email at, and, to let us know that you are considering submitting prose work. Please send us this work or your proposal as an attachment on or before March 1, 2009. We will respect the confidentiality of your work while it is under consideration.If you know someone who also might be ready to submit work for this collection, please let us know that person’s name and contact information.

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