Call for Submissions
Growing Up With and Without Our Fathers
Call for Submissions
Daddy’s Maybe is an anthology that will be published by Crystal S. McMillian along with other indie publishers in Winter 2010. We are seeking well written poems, short stories, narratives, creative essays, oral histories, letters, original song lyrics, and journal entries from woman from ALL WALKS LIFE! All ages, races, education levels, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to submit work. Talk to your mothers, sisters, aunties, cousins, nieces, play mamas, and grannies We were all DAUGHTERS first.
The goal is to capture the experience of daughters: the joy and the hurt, the healing. We want to get to the heart of the father/ daughter relationship. We want to delve into how that relationship positively or negatively affects other aspects of our lives. Daddy’s Maybe will exalt the fathers who have done an excellent job raising daughters and it will EXPRESS our feelings to those father’s who did not. Daddy’s Maybe is NOT an academic study. We are not attempting to come to any conclusion or to collect or analyze data. We are moving BEYOND statistics. We simply wish to SHARE the experiences. We want to RELEASE and REJOICE!
Include title of piece, your name, email, address and phone number on each page.
Submit up to three (3) poems, one (1) narrative/story/essay, three (3) journal entries/ letters, three (3) oral history recordings/ transcripts
Please send email submissions as a MSWord attachment
Poems should be not exceed fifty lines.
Narratives and short stories should be limited to 2,500 words (5-7 pages)
Oral histories should be emailed in digital format (mp3). Transcripts of oral interviews are greatly appreciated
Double spaced, standard 12 point font, black ink only
Please do not send your only copies as they will not be returned.
Submissions not adhering to guidelines will not be considered.
Email submissions to DaddysMaybes@gmail.com or snail mail to
ATTN: Daddy’s Maybe
5900 Bridge Rd. Suite 716
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Submission deadline: August 3, 2009
There is no reading or submission fee. Although there is no compensation for publication, two free copies of published anthology will be provided to contributors. Additional discounted copies will be made available. Contributors will retain all rights to their work.
For questions contact Crystal at Crystal.McMillian@gmail.com