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"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

* Unique Call for Submissions *


Those of us of a certain age surely remember Carly Simon's hit "Anticipation" from 1971. Although I loved the song, I never knew if it was written about anyone or anything in particular, until just this morning. I looked at Carly's official website and here's what it said: ...was written by Carly while she was waiting for Cat Stevens to pick her up for a date. How cool is that? (I want to remember that from now on, and not think of the Heinz Ketchup commercial from the late 1970's.)  K

Okay...you're probably wondering what does all that have to do with a "Unique Call for Submissions."

Becky Haigler of Silver Boomer Books recently reminded me of the current call for submissions for their anthology about.....Waiting, which I think is a very unique subject for an anthology! The working title as of now is: Longest Hours -- thoughts while waiting.


Becky also said ".....we have a lot of submissions about hospital waiting rooms and hospice situations and are needing some more light items about waiting to balance the collection. A well-written light piece will actually have a better chance of being included." And although the website says the deadline is April 15th, she said through the end of April is okay.

I actually have a couple of different occasions I could write about for this. Now, if I can just find the time. (I'm still packing!)

Be sure to read all of the Guidelines before submitting. Good luck to everyone!




14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great story and unique submission opportunity!

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  2. I do hope you do find the time - your humour always cracks me up.

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  3. Thanks for the lead, Becky. I will start thinking!

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  4. I do have a light story; I will see if I can get it to come out right.

    Becky this one showed up just fine on my blog list.

    Hugs,

    Kathy M.

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  5. Thanks for the referral, Becky. And I like the new blog look. :)

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  6. That is an unusual submissions request! Thanks for the tip. It sounds interesting.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the submission opportunity, Becky. Must be something in the air because my next blog post is going to be on anticipation.

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  8. This sounds like a fun contest. But I'm down with the flu. Had to interrupt my packing. So don't know when I'll finally move. I admire you're attitude about moving (previous blog entry). I look forward to the change too.

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  9. Thanks for the link. I'll definitely check it out. And I LOVE Carly! I still listen to her music. I did know that bit of trivia about Cat Stevens---and did you know that "You're So Vain" was (supposedly) written about Warren Beatty? Not sure if that one was ever confirmed.

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  10. Don't know that I'll have time for this. Have another that takes priority and that's if I can get to it with all this homework!

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  11. I read the guidelines - and it's tempting! Thanks for the link.

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  12. Gosh, Becky, I didn't know you were moving! Sounds like a very busy and exciting time for you.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  13. Thanks for the info! I'd like to advantage of this!

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  14. As you know I am not a writer, I just love to read. Talking about reading, do you know when your memoir will be published? I would love to read it, so keep us posted.

    Your new blog look is very Springy, and believe you, me, I am ready for Spring. I don't want to see anymore snow until next January 2014.

    I hope your move is smooth sailing and you can set and relax and smile at the beautiful spring moon soon. ; )

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