Call for submissions for funny stories

Here’s another publication opportunity for writers and parents, from a post at Literary Mama:

Meadowbrook Press is working on a series of hilarious anthologies featuring funnier-than-fiction tales about the “misadventures” of life. The first anthology in the series, The Breastfeeding Diaries, will be available in November 2007. In the meantime, we’re planning many more titles in this funny series, and we want to hear your stories!

WANTED: Short, funny, true stories recounting the “misadventures” from weddings/honeymoons, pregnancy/childbirth, or the baby/toddler years for an upcoming series of anthologies to be published in book form by Meadowbrook Press.

STORY LENGTH: Up to 800 words

PAYMENT: For selected stories, we’ll pay the following one-time fees. (Word counts refer to final edited versions.)

$50 for 100 words or less
$75 for 101–250 words
$100 for 251–500 words
$125 for 501–800 words

RIGHTS REQUIRED: Non-exclusive worldwide rights in all languages. Author retains copyright to story.

FORMAT: Stories must be submitted electronically. A story may be typed in the body of an e-mail or sent as an attached Microsoft Word document.

E-MAIL TO: awiechmann@meadowbrookpress.com with subject line “Anthology submission.” Please indicate the submission category: wedding/honeymoon, pregnancy/childbirth, or the baby/toddler years.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2007

We’re looking for tightly written stories featuring one specific incident with a clear humorous focus. For samples of stories that fit our vision for this series, please e-mail a request to awiechmann@meadowbrookpress.com with subject line “Anthology Samples”. Please do not submit stories that are interesting/enlightening/touching but not funny. Such stories are outside the scope of this project.

For more information, go here.

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