In Fact Books is seeking new essays about all things related to baby for their upcoming anthology – tentatively titled, Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans.
According to their inquiry:
“We want well-written, true narratives about the art and science/wonder and struggle of birth, babyhood, and child-rearing. 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Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,500 words. Multiple entries are welcome as are entries from outside the United States.
You may submit essays online or by regular mail:
- By regular mail: Postmark deadline is October 14, 2013. Please send manuscript, accompanied by cover letter with complete contact information including the title of the essay and word count; and SASE or email for response to:
In Fact Books
c/o Creative Nonfiction Foundation
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
- Online: Deadline to upload files is 11:59 pm EST October 14, 2013. To submit online, click here. [Note: There is a $3 convenience fee to submit online.]