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A new anthology, tentatively titled The Cheese Gun and Other Misfires: Mothers on Peace, Justice, Stewardship and More, features stories by women who long to teach their children the value of peace, which can be expressed in

  • justice,
  • stewardship,
  • simplicity,
  • egalitarianism,
  • compassion,
  • and mercy.

Submissions for this collection should be narrative-driven rather than
how-to: We are not looking for lectures about how best to teach our
children, or for overly preachy polemics. Instead, we are gathering
true stories about how mothers have attempted to convey values to their
children—how they have succeeded, and how they have failed. Writers
should rely on humor, self-reflection, and honesty in conveying their
experiences; we are not interested in maudlin stories of disappointment
or in narratives critical of the
values the anthology promotes.

Writers should rely on personal experiences. Potential topics include:

▶Teaching children simplicity in a consumer-driven culture
▶Conveying the significance of pacifism when guns can be easily made from sticks, cheese, legos, one’s hand
▶Negotiating a culture that equates military involvement with patriotism
▶Modeling economic justice and showing compassion for the poor without overwhelming children with guilt
▶Reflecting the ideal of egalitarianism when examples of gender inequity seem more prevalent

The anthology’s editors—Melanie Mock and Rebekah Schneiter—in
cooperation with Barclay Press, will select for publication essays
following these criteria:

▶Exhibit a good narrative with a strong beginning, middle, and end
▶Show, rather than tell
▶Draw the reader into the experiences of the writer
▶Focus on the individual as a means of understanding the universal

Submissions failing to connect with the anthology’s audience because of theme, content, or tone will not be considered.

Essays should be tightly written, between 1,000-5,000 words. Shorter
and longer essays might be considered, but are less likely to be
selected for publication.

DEADLINE FOR SUMBISSION: June 01, 2010
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: October 01, 2010

FORMAT AND SUBMITTING: Essays should be typed and double-spaced. Please
make sure to include your name, address, and phone number on the first
page; on subsequent pages, include your name and pagination.
Submissions should be sent electronically to submit.story@gmail.com.

(You can get updates periodically through my blog rebekah-outnumbered@blogspot.com

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Correction: Send essays to story.submit@gmail.com.....it got reversed in the official call.

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