Yet another call for essays I’ve learned about from WrittenRoad.com. This time the announcement is for a new anthology (prospective publisher: Travelers’ Tales) called Wild with Child: Adventures of Families in the Field. Editor Jennifer Bové seeks tales of “roughing it” in the outdoors with kids. “Parents, guardians, friends, educators, and counselors are encouraged to submit lively, engaging essays and anecdotes about outdoor adventures with kids of all ages (from pregnancy to teen). Whether working or playing your expedition qualifies.” She’s looking for pieces “that read like good fiction and reveal something about the bonds we form with children when we strike out into open spaces.” International submissions are encouraged, and the announcement specifies that both men and women are welcome to submit.
You can submit up to 2 stories, no longer than 2,500 words each. Previously published work may be submitted if you retain the copyright. $100 honorarium will be paid for one-time publication rights. Submission deadline: July 1, 2006.
For more information and additional submission instructions, check Bové’s blog.