28 April 2011

Call for Submissions: Black Girl Anthology (Concrete Orchid Media)

Post date: 28 April 2011
Concrete Orchid Media is seeking story submissions for an upcoming anthology about growing up as a black girl who never quite fit in. All writers, photographers, and illustrators are invited to share their personal experiences about what it was like being the odd woman out.

Perhaps your fashion sense was way ahead of its time. Your skateboard was frowned upon, or your comic book collection was just too "weird" to reveal to your friends. Maybe your musical tastes dipped a little too far into other genres, or you simply refused to accept the traditional definition of being "ladylike."

Wherever you are in your journey, or whatever your unique story may have been, your experience defining (and redefining) your identity will make for a colorful collection of touching, inspiring, and hilarious stories.

The purpose of this book project is to celebrate our beautiful eccentricities. Each contributor will have the opportunity to discuss when, where, or how her identity as "quirky" began to take shape, and how that affected a particular moment, or even shaped her entire life.

If you, or someone you know, is an eccentric/quirky/awkward black girl with a flair for writing, photography, or illustration, please contact anthology@concreteorchid.com with the following information:

Contact Info
A super short bio
A brief summary of your personal experience/possible story idea
A sample of your work or link to an online portfolio

Contact Information:

For inquiries: anthology@concreteorchid.com

For submissions: anthology@concreteorchid.com

Website: http://www.concreteorchid.com/
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