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Call for Submissions Archive

Call for Submissions: the3six5 Project

Friday, January 1st, 2010

A lot can happen in the course of a year. And with today being the day we usually spend in a state of (possibly hungover) reflection, thinking of all the little and big moments that made up the previous year, it seems appropriate to introduce a project that aims to capture all these moments for the coming [...]

Call for Submissions: Mega Joy: A Collaborative Film Project

Friday, December 18th, 2009

When it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, people tend to go overboard. And while it starts out innocently enough with some lights and a wreath, it usually doesn’t take long for things to escalate into a Clark Griswald-esque situation.
If you or someone you know is in the process of creating a spectacular holiday display [...]

Call for Submissions: The Kitchen Sisters’ Girls Around the World

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Are you a woman who has lead a uniquely interesting life? Did your actions break gender boundaries or defy the conventions of the time or place you lived in? If so, you should head over to the website of frequent NPR contributors, The Kitchen Sisters, and pitch your story for their upcoming radio and online [...]

Call for Submissions: New York Magazine’s Political Fiction Contest

Friday, November 27th, 2009

With Sarah Palin’s much anticipated memoir finally being released last week, there’s been some discussion about fictionalizing the truth. Well New York Magazine has decided to take this idea and run with it by asking seven writers to each take a political figure and insert them into fictional stories that look deep into “the hearts, minds, [...]

StoryCorp’s National Day of Listening: Made Easier by Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Lying around in a tryptophan induced coma is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your loved ones after a Thanksgiving meal. In fact, advertisers encourage it—all the better to have supple meat blocks for soaking in their consumo-Christmas marinade. Instead of blocking out ads this Thanksgiving in fear that they will sublimate [...]

Call for Submissions: Postcrossing

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Receiving a postcard is always a cool surprise. It’s always interesting to receive a small piece of a faraway location accompanied by a story. Unfortunately, up until now the only real way to receive a postcard is to know someone that happens to be visiting that place.
Enter Postcrossing, the new project that allows you to receive [...]

Call for Submissions: OMG I’M THE ADULT

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

A perfect example of a blog that’s brilliant in it’s simplicity, OMG I’M THE ADULT is currently looking for submissions of your story about the moment you realized that you weren’t a kid anymore.
Whether it happened when you started your first post-college job, bought your first home, or simply the first time somebody called you [...]

Call for Submissions: Kodak’s What’s Your Story Flickr Pool

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Photographs always tell a story. I mean, whether or not the story is interesting is another matter all together, but the fact remains that the story is there. It’s documented evidence of an event that you simply cannot deny.
The Kodak-sponsored What’s Your Story Flickr Pool is a great place to share the photographic evidence of [...]

Call for Submissions: Stories of Health

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you might have started to notice an emerging trend of health care-related story projects. But when you’re dealing with such an important issue that directly effects each and every one of us, it seems unavoidable to ask the obvious question, “How is this affecting your life?”

Call for Submissions: Specs Issue 3: Toys

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

When you’re a kid, playing with toys is just one of those things that you inherently understand. Regardless of the era you grew up in or your economic status, it goes without saying that before you even knew how to talk, you had a collection of objects that you regularly used to create imaginary worlds. [...]

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