Hub City Press calls for holiday essays

The holidays are upon us, so perhaps this is the perfect time to capture your memories of the holidays in Spartanburg and submit an essay for the 2013 Hub City Press collection.

In 1997, the Hub City Writers Project published 32 Spartanburg writers and their seasonal stories in Hub City Christmas, which has been a favorite in the area for many years. Hub City is returning to the holiday theme for a second volume scheduled for release in November 2013 and is seeking essay submissions.

Writers do not have to be current residents of Spartanburg, but the essay must be set largely in Spartanburg County. Submission deadline is Feb. 2, 2013.

Submission critieria:

  • Essays must be in the first person and set in Spartanburg during the holidays
  • Essays can be about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, snow, events, people, traditions or nostalgia. Submissions can be funny or touching, but should tell a story that preserves a holiday memory in Spartanburg.
  • Essays should be 1,000-1,200 words.
  • Each submission must be typed with letter-quality printing in a standard 12-point typeface and should include a cover page with author’s name, address, phone number and email address.
  • Previously published work will be considered as long as the author holds the copyright.

The book will be edited by John Cribb and Kari Jackson. Photographer Ian Curcio will contribute two photo essays to the collection.

Decisions about the essays will be made in Spring 2013. Authors whose work is selected will receive both a hardback and a paperback edition of the book.

Please email your submissions and any questions to co-editor Kari Jackson at kari@hubcity.org. Type “Holiday Book” in the subject line of your email.

Via: Hub City Writers Project


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