WOMEN WANTED

Are you 30+ years with an ability to express yourself in writing?

Life can move so fast or be full of so many distractions that we don't often get a chance to sit and reflect on what we have passed through.  If we do find the time, we can often spend most of that time pointing out all the negative things we've done or all that we haven't achieved. 
 

What about thinking that if we had a penny for every time we were given a piece of advice and ignored it we'd be rich.  Or for every time we worried too much about something that had no real bearing on our life, other than the negative thoughts we had about it.  If only we knew then what we know now, perhaps we would have been less anxious and much happier.  

The truth is, no matter where we have come from or what we have been through, we made it and in coming this far, everyone's life is full of interesting and wonderful adventures that taught some valuable lessons.  Some we'd rather not have gone through, yet still, they shaped who we are today. What would you tell yourself then, based on what you have learned since?  Do you think you could have something to share with another woman, older or younger, that could provide insight into their own life? The encouragement to carry on or the wisdom to know that no matter what it looks like today, they can make it through to tomorrow?

If so, we are looking for women to collaborate with us and be a part of our book project 'Letters to my younger self.'  We would like letters filled with the love and advice you would give to yourself, knowing what you know now.  

 

In addition, we are teaming up with groups around the world who already work with young women and will give them free copies of the book as gifts to give away. The books will also be on sale in all the places you can buy books. We also hope to invite some contributors back to be a part of the ongoing project in other forms of media.

To submit a letter for inclusion please consider the following:

  1. Letters should be 500-1500 words in length.

  2. Approximately 50-100 letters will be selected to be a part of the final published book, with the possibility of a follow-up book being published.

  3. Entrants chosen to be published will be referred to in the book by their full name.  However, they can choose to be completely anonymous or only identified by their first name and should include this request with their submission.

  4. We desire the letters to be an open and honest reflection on lessons learned.  Entrants should keep in mind that the letters are for publication, so should not include details they do not wish to be in the public domain.

  5. Please highlight on submission in the subject bar which theme your letter fits.  Themes are: Physical Health, Mental Health, Body Image, Identity, Parents/Parenting, Sex, Self Care, Siblings, Career/Passions, and Trauma.

  6. Entries should be submitted in Word format.

  7. All entrants will be required to give signed consent to participation if selected.

  8. We hope the letters will be of comfort to other women young and old and recognise its potential to be a cathartic experience for the writer.  Entrants will be invited to join a closed Facebook community, however, we also advise all entrants to seek additional support if needed.  

  9. All entries must be received via email no later than the closing date.  Entries received after the closing date will not be considered.

  10. Closing date for all entries is 30th June 2021.

Entries should be emailed to: collaborations@eivpublishing.com  

Please include in the subject line the title 'Letters to my younger self', the theme you letter falls within, and your name. For example: Re: Letters to my younger self, Body Image, Jane Smith.

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YOUNG AUTHORS

Are you or do you know a young, budding writer aged between 10 and 18 years?

We are looking for young, budding writers to collaborate with us and share their perspective on what has become a very strange time in history.

We're running two projects 'Lockdown 2020' and 'Black Lives Matter & Me'.  Where were you this lockdown?  What do you think about Black Lives Matter. What did you see?  What did you hear?  How did or do you feel?

You can share your thoughts as a poem, a short story, a news report or an essay of between 300-1000 words, that describes your experience or that of someone close to you during this weird and wonderful period of time. 

To submit your piece, please take note of the following:

  1. Approximately 100 poems, reports or letters will be selected to be a part of each of the final published books, with the possibility of follow up books being published.

  2. Entrants chosen to be published will be referred to in the book by their full name.  However, they can choose to be completely anonymous or only identified by their first name and should include this request with their submission.

  3. We desire the letters to be an open and honest reflection of your experiences during this time.  Entrants should keep in mind that the pieces are for publication, so should not include details they do not wish to be in the public domain.

  4. Please highlight on submission in the subject bar which theme your letter fits.  Themes are: Lockdown or Black Lives Matter.

  5. Entries should be submitted in Word format.

  6. All entrants will be required to given written consent to participation, if selected.  If under 16 years old, a parent or guardian will be required to give consent.

  7. It's possible that writing about these experiences will bring up feelings that may be hard to understand.  If you do have this experience, please speak to someone close or that you trust. 

  8. All entries must be received via email no later than the closing date.  Entries received after the closing date will not be considered.

  9. Closing date for all entries is 30th November 2020.

Entries should be sent to: collaborations@eivpublushing.com 

Please include in the subject line the theme you letter falls within, and your name.  For example: Re: Lockdown, Jane Smith.