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Thursday, February 06, 2003

Writers/Call for Submissions

Balanced Parenting

Balanced Parenting is a nonfiction anthology of stories by dual-career parents about how they manage to "balance" parenting, their relationship and work, while still maintaining some semblance of sanity. We are looking for true stories focusing on the joys and frustrations of parenting while working, as well as tips and tricks for keeping it all in balance. Stories should be about your experiences as a dual-parent, working couple and written in a style which is honest and open - the way you wish you could be with your friends, family and coworkers.

You can find a list of example topics at the Seal Press.

We welcome submissions from working couples of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, parents of both sexes and sexual orientations, married and unmarried couples who both work by choice or necessity. Both parents can work outside of the home, or at home, or one of each.

Balanced Parenting will be edited by writers and working mothers, Dawn Comer Jefferson and Rosanne Welch. Rosanne is a television writer and author of The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space. Dawn also writes for television and is a columnist for Africana.com, writing on issues of children, family and popular culture.

Essays should be between 2,000 and 3,000 words in length.

All articles should be submitted via email and must be both attached as a document in Microsoft Word format as well as pasted into the body of the email. Or you may submit hard copies to:

Balanced Parenting

5916 Vesper Avenue

Van Nuys, California 91411.

Previously printed articles will be considered.

Authors selected for inclusion in the anthology will receive two copies of the work direct from the publisher along with a small remuneration.

Balanced Parenting is scheduled for publication by Seal Press in March 2004.

Deadline for submission is April 11, 2003.


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