Remembering the Storied 60s

Three women in the life-writing realm are curating an anthology of the stories of women in the 1960s and 70s, entitled Times They Were A Changing (a Facebook page also is dedicated to the project). I’ve followed and admired the work of two of them, Linda Joy Meyers and Amber Lea Starfire; the third, Kate Farrell, is new to me.

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The anthology is to be released in June 2013, and the editors will begin accepting submissions on Sept. 1.

Not only are submissions eligible to be considered for publication, but prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions.

Partial submission guidelines are below. See the rest here:

This is a unique collection of women’s true and compelling stories and poetry about the sixties and seventies — a special and memorable time in women’s lives — yet there are so many stories untold. We want to hear from you! We’re looking for personal narrative and poetry which will evoke this unique era in American and world history.

The editors will be selecting stories that weave the historical or cultural significance of a unique experience into the storyline, though we don’t want just an “eyewitness to history” story focused on being present at a famous event or protest. The focus of the stories for this unique collection is the wisdom gained from your own experience. We’re looking for stories and poems that evoke those times expressed in your authentic voice with originality and resonance.

Prose submissions should demonstrate the art of storytelling, and possess a story arc with dramatic appeal.