Monday, December 8, 2008

Gumbo for the Soul Submission Call for Women of Honor

Gumbo for the Soul Publications: Shedding Light on Life


Next in the GUMBO FOR THE SOUL anthology series is Gumbo for the Soul: Women of Honor, in which writers will acknowledge women who have made a difference in their lives. You may share joyous and even painful times of mother and sisterhood, while giving honor to the women of significance in your lives through words of courage, love, and wisdom in normal and extraordinary life experiences.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

Submission deadline: Open

Submission guidelines must be strictly adhered for consideration:
All submissions must be 1500 words or less in Times Roman Size 12 regular typeface in the form of essays, poetry, inspirational or quote on wisdom, love, courage, life experiences. All submissions must be formatted with the title and author at the header of the document and a brief bio at the footer. Bios are also factored in the submission word count.

Also, please attach a jpeg picture (photo is optional) of yourself for our Yahoo group Contributor Photo Album. A signed Contributor Agreement (available online at our Yahoo group) must be received prior to publication.

Both hardcopy and electronic submissions are required as detailed below:

Email submissions to Gumbo for The Soul at: with "Women of Honor" in the subject field.

Contributor agreement hardcopy must be mailed to:

P.O. Box 5193
San Jose, CA 95150.

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to obtain receipt confirmation.

(A copy of the Contributor Agreement is available upon joining our yahoo group by email to

Deadline: ONGOING. We will publish the updates via the Yahoo group.

Compensation: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the fight against breast cancer. Because of the humanitarian nature of this project there is no monetary compensation: Contributors will receive an honorable mention on the website and in anthology which may include links to email and website of choice. Contributos can purchase copies of the book at a discounted rate via pre-ordering which will be made available via this site in 2009, as we near the drop date.

Byline: A short bio will be included for each contributing author.

Rights: Authors retain all rights and copyright to their individual works. Gumbo for the Soul will obtain the copyright and ISBN for the entire compilation (anthology).

Editing: We reserve the right to edit selected submissions for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and appropriate content

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Gumbo for the Soul is a savory blend of anthologies that focus on humantarian issues effecting communities worldwide! From education to adoption and everything in between, we will bring inspirational and informative publications that promise to spark change, heighten awareness and offer resources and resolutions to the issues we outline.

The first in our series of publications, Gumbo For The Soul: the Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community (released April 2007) received recognition as "Most Outstanding Anthology of the Year" from The 4th YOUnity Guild of America and was selected as "Best Anthology" of 2007 by's 3rd Annual Reviewer's Choice Awards.

The second in the series Gumbo For The Soul: "Here's Our Child, Where's The Village?" was released this November 2008 in celebration of National Adoption Month. A portion of the sales of this book will benefit African Cradle, a U.S. adoption agency.

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