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Friday, September 28, 2007

Call for Submissions: Common Ties.

Genre(s): Personal stories. Prose/spoken word, 750 to 1,500 words.

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Publisher: Common Ties.
Publication: Common Ties.
Genre(s): Personal stories. Prose/spoken word, 750 to 1,500 words.
Payment: $100 to $200 per story. An additional $150 should recording of story be accepted.
Date Call Issued: N/A.
Deadline: Common Ties calls out for stories based on weekly themes. Future themes (and due dates) include: Iraq and Afghanistan wars (October 2); Birds and the bees (coming of age) (October 9); Obesity; and other weight issues (October 16); Workplace mistakes (October 23).
Publication Date: See notice.

Comments: "No topic is off-limits. We look for personal stories that are in some way emotionally compelling - stories that make us gasp, giggle, cry, or cheer. Stories that do this can range from the subtle to the sensational, but tend to work better when describing a single event, rooted in a time and place, as opposed to a decades-long memoir. We always look for a hook toward the top of the story that hints at the outcome and holds suspense, compelling us to read more."

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