Editors’ Blog

Call for Submissions: LifeBytes: Real Stories of Online Dating

Friday, July 24th, 2009

By Chris Teja

Online dating is a semi-weird thing that most people have tried at least once and very few are willing to admit to. And it’s sort of a shame that we don’t talk about it because, in all honesty, what could be more interesting to talk about than a massively awkward experience we’ve all been through?

LifeBytes: Real Stories of Online Dating is both a blog and an upcoming anthology of essays on the subject of online dating. Editors Sharon Sommerhalter and Mariann O’Connor are currently looking for stories ranging from the hilarious to the horrifying assuming they have a “unique voice and point of view.” Essays can be anywhere from 300 to 2000 words and will be accepted up until September 15, 2009. So why not reach into the dark nether regions of your psyche and dig up that horrible date story that you tried to convince yourself never happened? You might end up seeing your story on the printed page and, if nothing else, you can look forward to having a good laugh and/or cry.

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3 responses

  1. Sharon Sommerhalter says:

    Hi Chis,
    Your mention of our anthology project is greatly appreciated by both Mariann and myself. We’re very excited about this project and we’ve been receiving submissions from all over the world. We’re enjoying hearing about every type of internet dating experience from one date encounters to the classic 2 to 3 date “lighting” relationship to the true life-long love stories. The universality of dating along with every authors unique perspective on the process will make for a very lively and entertaining book!

  2. EuropeanKiss says:


    When will you be publishing your book?


  3. personal relationship says:

    Very interesting article, yes when come’s the book i will like to read in this book. Relationship can sometimes be the true life-long love stories, and sometimes not. But online dating are come to stay anyway.

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