Seal Press plans to publish an anthology, Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out about Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness (to be edited by Diane Mapes) in spring 2007.
Single State of the Union seeks well-written essays that are revealing, rewarding, wry and that give voice to the good, bad and ugly of life as a single woman in a society that idealized–even fetishizes–marriage. This particular collection is not so much looking for stories about dating or the search for love (at least in the traditional sense) but stories of life, liberty, and our individual pursuits of happiness, whether through music, misadventure, motherhood, or all of the above. Essays from women of all ages (18-88) and all situations (single, dating, ‘living in sin,’ recently married, divorced, widowed, etc) are welcome–as long as they are on point.
Submission deadline: August 1, 2006.
For the full announcement and guidelines, click here.